LATEST NEWS

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture meets with SAFA delegation

11 July 2024 - Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Gayton McKenzie met with a South African Football Association (SAFA) delegation led by President Dr Danny Jordaan in Tshwane on Thursday afternoon. Minister McKenzie was accompanied by Deputy Minister Peace Mabe and...

CAF B Coaching Course to be hosted in KwaZulu Natal

9 July 2024 - KwaZulu Natal will host the next upcoming CAF B License coaching course over three phases. Phase 1: 01 - 08 August 2024 Phase 2: 02 – 08 September 2024 Phase 3: 07 – 15 October 2024 Click on the link below to see candidates;...

Bafana’s AFCON qualifiers opponents confirmed

4 July 2024 - Africa Cup of Nations bronze medalists Bafana Bafana now know the identity of the teams they will face during the qualifiers for the 2025 edition of the continental tournament after the draw was held in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon. Coach Hugo...

Mkhalele proud of his players after COSAFA Cup journey

2 July 2024 - Coach Helman Mkhalele's youthful South African men's national team beat Eswatini at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium but could not progress to the semifinals of the COSAFA Cup. The team led by Bafana Bafana assistant coach Helman Mkhalele won 1-0 courtesy...

Youthful COSAFA team, work in progress

2 July 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is pleased with the progress made by the youthful South African men's national team led by Bafana Bafana assistant coach Helman Mkhalele at the COSAFA Cup in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. As Mkhalele himself...

Subscribe to the SAFA newsletter

SAFA technical committee hosts successful meeting

SAFA technical committee hosts successful meeting

17 July 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) Technical Committee met at SAFA House in Nasrec, in the south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday and a wide range of topics were under discussion. SAFA Technical Committee Chairman Jack Maluleka said the meeting...

NATIONAL MEN >>

SAFA technical committee hosts successful meeting

SAFA technical committee hosts successful meeting

17 July 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) Technical Committee met at SAFA House in Nasrec, in the south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday and a wide range of topics were under discussion. SAFA Technical Committee Chairman Jack Maluleka said the meeting...

NATIONAL WOMEN >>

SAFA welcomes new partners SAA

SAFA welcomes new partners SAA

21 June 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with South African Airways (SAA) that will see the airline becoming the official carrier of South Africa’s national football teams. SAFA CEO Lydia Monyepao said the...

Banyana to stick to their identity against Les Teranga Lionesses

Banyana to stick to their identity against Les Teranga Lionesses

3 June 2024 – Banyana Banyana are determined to stick to their style of play when they take on Senegal in the second international friendly match in Thies on Tuesday, 4 June 2024. The Sasol sponsored South African senior women’s national team played to a 1-1 draw in...

 COACHING EDUCATION >>

SAFA technical committee hosts successful meeting

SAFA technical committee hosts successful meeting

17 July 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) Technical Committee met at SAFA House in Nasrec, in the south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday and a wide range of topics were under discussion. SAFA Technical Committee Chairman Jack Maluleka said the meeting...

CAF B Coaching Course to be hosted in KwaZulu Natal

CAF B Coaching Course to be hosted in KwaZulu Natal

9 July 2024 - KwaZulu Natal will host the next upcoming CAF B License coaching course over three phases. Phase 1: 01 - 08 August 2024 Phase 2: 02 – 08 September 2024 Phase 3: 07 – 15 October 2024 Click on the link below to see candidates;...

 MYSAFA >>

MYSAFA player self-registration pricing update

MYSAFA player self-registration pricing update

27 March 2024 — The release of Inqaku’s player self-registration service marked a pivotal moment for club administrators, streamlining the cumbersome process of electronic player registration.  Effective immediately, clubs will only be charged the standard league...

MYSAFA player self-registration quickly becoming the standard

MYSAFA player self-registration quickly becoming the standard

24 January 2024 - In a milestone for African football, tech-savvy SAFA clubs are embracing a new software feature to streamline the player registration process.  With the Hollywoodbets Men's Regional League window open through mid-February, clubs are discovering the...

MYSAFA proves an effective weapon against age cheating

MYSAFA proves an effective weapon against age cheating

24 April 2023 - Age cheating has become a widespread problem in African football with rogue schools, clubs and even parents sometimes complicit in forging players’ ages in order to gain an advantage on the pitch. SAFA's commitment to fighting cheating via digital...

 SAFA eCup >>

Mzansi qualifies for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2023

Mzansi qualifies for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2023

25 May 2023 – The weekend of the 20th and 21st of May brought with it the final hurdle ahead of the FIFAe Nations Cup 2023 finals set to take place in-person at a yet unconfirmed location later this year.  SAFA Gaming’s FIFA 23 team comprised of Kaylan Moodley,...

Zaid April crowned as the SAFA eCup 2023 champion

Zaid April crowned as the SAFA eCup 2023 champion

28 March 2023 – The SAFA eCup finished with a bang as Zaid April was crowned champion on FIFA23 in Johannesburg on Saturday. The competition is part of the global FIFAe Nations Series 2023 where FIFA member associations select their national teams to qualify to the...

FEATURES

ABOUT

The South African Football Association was incorporated on 23 March 1991 following a long unity process that was to rid the sport in South Africa of all its past racial division.

COACHING

It is critically important that coaches implement the South African Football Philosophy (SAFP), so that we can align coaching practices, talent identification, skills development and the style of play of all our national teams.

SAFA RULES & REGULATIONS

Football governance is about creating, implementing, and enforcing policies and rules which guide the actions of the SAFA and its members. Links to the relevant documentation can be found at right.

MYSAFA Powered by INQAKU 

SAFA’s official player registration and competition management system. MYSAFA is the only FIFA-integrated platform in SA. With over 500K FIFA-registered players, SAFA is no. 1 among CAF Member Associations.