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South Africa, Madagascar draw in 2019 COSAFA U20 Champs

9 December 2019 - Defending champions South Africa and Madagascar played to a 1-1 draw in their 2019 COSAFA Under-20 Men’s Championship Group B clash on Sunday (8 December), potentially setting up a thrilling end to the pool. Avizara Soloniaina put the Malagasy in...

Men’s Regional SAB Preview: SAFA Overberg Region (Western Cape)

4 December 2019 - The Men’s Regional SAB League has already delivered some scintillating action across the country, particularly in the Western Cape Province. The Cape Town region may be popular but it’s Overberg that has stolen the show over the past couple of...

Weekend Preview – Cape Town Men’s Regional League

21 November 2019 - The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Men’s Regional League (SAB) is well under way across the nation and has already produced a plethora of goals, tense derby’s, classic comebacks and more. The one particular edition that has caught the...


Mkhalele makes two changes to the COSAFA Cup squad to face Madascar

8 December 2019 – Helman Mkhalele has made two changes to the squad that will face Madagascar in the second match of the 2019 COSAFA U-20 Men’s Championship currently underway in Lusaka, Zambia. The South African U-20 Men’s National Team will face their Madagascar...

SA U20 eye another victory in the COSAFA Cup vs Madagascar

7 December 2019 – The South African U-20 Men’s National Team (Amajita) believes that being prepared and confident will win the day against Madagascar in the second Group B clash in the 2019 COSAFA U-20 Men’s Championship. The two countries clash on Sunday, 8 December...


Sundowns Ladies maintain unbeaten run after 12 games in #SNWL

2 December 2019 – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have maintained their unbeaten run in the newly-formed SAFA National Women’s League after registering their 12thwin in as many matches in the competition. The Chloorkop-based side beat Richmond Ladies 1-0 on Saturday, 30...

Egypt conquer Africa to head up Olympic trio

24 November 2019 - With eight months to go before the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 kicks off, Africa now knows which three sides will be representing it in Japan. Held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations saw Egypt, Côte...

Olympics-bound SA U-23 squad returns home from Egypt

23 November 2019 – The South African U-23 Men’s National Team is back home after qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in Japan from 22 July to 8 August. The President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Dr Danny Jordaan, who...


Teams show their class in Northern Cape ABC Motsepe League

3 December 2019 - The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) important third-tier ABC Motsepe League has delivered some intriguing battles in the first third of the competition, none more so than in the Northern Cape province. Traditionally a region that doesn’t...

Weekend Wrap: ABC Motsepe League (all provinces)

25 November 2019 - South Africa’s all-important third-tier ABC Motsepe League was in full swing this past weekend as teams across the nation took aim at provincial titles and vital play-off spots with certain clubs also attempting to avoid dreaded relegation. In the...

Weekend Wrap: Gauteng ABC Motsepe League

19 November - Goals, drama and vociferous fans, the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) intriguing third tier ABC Motsepe League has delivered all of the above and more, none more so than in the popular Gauteng edition. This past weekend proved to be yet...



“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.”


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…”


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.


Introduction to SAFA

Presidents Corner

Mission Statement




SAFA Schools




SAFA Dev. Agency






Laws of the Game


SAFA Statutes

SAFA Policies


SAFA Rules & Regulations

Annual Reports

Audited Financial Statements


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Women’s U/20 

Boy’s U/17

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Men’s Futsal

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SAFA ABC Motsepe League

SAFA SAB Men’s U/21 League

SAFA Sasol Women’s League





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