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We are better than what we showed in Nigeria-Ellis

08 April 2024 - With the away goal rule removed from the equation, there is no doubt that it will be do or die when South Africa and Nigeria lock horns in the second leg of the CAF Women’s Olympic qualifiers on Tuesday evening at Loftus Versfeld. The home side came...

Banyana Banyana go down to Nigeria in first leg qualifier

Nigeria……….(1)1 (Ajibade 43’) South Africa…(0)0 5 April 2024 - Banyana Banyana will have to give it all in the second leg of the CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier after going down 1-0 to the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the first leg on Friday at MKO Abiola Stadium in...

Banyana prepare for high stakes Olympic showdown against Nigeria

04 April 2024 - Banyana Banyana are bracing for a titanic battle against long-time rivals Nigeria when the two teams meet in the first leg of an eagerly anticipated Olympic showdown in Abuja on Friday afternoon.   Coach Desiree Ellis’ charges have set their sights on...

SAFA saddened by the passing of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs

4 April 2024 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) is saddened by the passing of Kaizer Chiefs player, Luke Fleurs. Chiefs confirmed that the 24-year-old Fleurs tragically lost his life on Wednesday night, 3 April 2024, during a hijacking in Johannesburg....

SA U17 men’s team to  play international friendlies against Colombia

4 April 2024 – The South African U-17 men’s team have been invited to Santiago de Cali, Colombia, to play two international friendly matches as they continue with preparations for the upcoming COSAFA U-17 Championships and the 2025 AFCON qualifiers. Amajimbos will...

Banyana settle down in Nigeria ahead of crunch Olympic qualifier

1 April 2024 - Banyana Banyana landed in Abuja, Nigeria, on Sunday afternoon ahead of the first leg Olympic qualifier against the West Africans to be played on Friday, 5 April 2024. South African senior women’s team coach Desiree Ellis explained that the decision to...

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SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

13 April 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is happy with the outcome of the 32nd Ordinary Congress held at the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday. Delegates from around the country descended on the venue in the east...

SAFA to host CAF B License Coaching Course

SAFA to host CAF B License Coaching Course

12 April 2024 – SAFA Ekurhuleni will host the Region’s first CAF B License Coaching Course from 29 April - 27 July 2024. It will be the first time since SAFA’s readmission into the CAF Convention that the Region hosts this program. The course will be conducted over...

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SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

13 April 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is happy with the outcome of the 32nd Ordinary Congress held at the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday. Delegates from around the country descended on the venue in the east...

SAFA saddened by the passing of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs

SAFA saddened by the passing of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs

4 April 2024 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) is saddened by the passing of Kaizer Chiefs player, Luke Fleurs. Chiefs confirmed that the 24-year-old Fleurs tragically lost his life on Wednesday night, 3 April 2024, during a hijacking in Johannesburg....

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SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

13 April 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is happy with the outcome of the 32nd Ordinary Congress held at the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday. Delegates from around the country descended on the venue in the east...

Banyana miss out on Olympic qualification

Banyana miss out on Olympic qualification

South Africa …(0)0 Nigeria ……….(0)0 (Nigeria advanced on 1-0 aggregate) 10 April 2024 - Banyana Banyana fell short of qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after a goalless draw with Nigeria at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Tuesday night saw the West Africans...

Tickets to Banyana vs Nigeria available at Loftus stadium

Tickets to Banyana vs Nigeria available at Loftus stadium

9 April 2024 - Tickets to the CAF Women's Olympic qualifier between Banyana Banyana and the Super Falcons of Nigeria are still available and will be on sale at Loftus Stadium from 12h00 until kick off (19h30) on Tuesday 9 April 2024. Students who produce their student...

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SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

SAFA happy with Congress outcomes

13 April 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is happy with the outcome of the 32nd Ordinary Congress held at the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday. Delegates from around the country descended on the venue in the east...

SAFA to host CAF B License Coaching Course

SAFA to host CAF B License Coaching Course

12 April 2024 – SAFA Ekurhuleni will host the Region’s first CAF B License Coaching Course from 29 April - 27 July 2024. It will be the first time since SAFA’s readmission into the CAF Convention that the Region hosts this program. The course will be conducted over...

SAFA host Match Commissioners Development workshop

SAFA host Match Commissioners Development workshop

27 March 2024 - The SAFA Referees department hosted a development workshop for upcoming Match Commissioners and Referee assessors from 24-27 March 2024 at SAFA House. A total of 30 participant from all nine provinces, who are former FIFA/CAF and SAFA Referees attended...

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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...

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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...

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