29 May 2018 – The South African Football Association (SAFA)’s new 18 Provincial Technical Officers will be inducted into their new positions during a workshop at SAFA House.

The new Technical officer will oversee the technical aspects of football in their provinces.

The induction workshop of the nine male and nine female provincial representatives will be held at SAFA House from 29 – 31 May 2018. They will be introduced to their new environment and meet each at the SAFA HQ before going through a two-day workshop highlighting the most important areas of their new posts.

SAFA Technical Director Neil Tovey believes that this is a great milestone from the Association and although the process took a while, he believes that they have identified the best suitable candidates to fulfil the mandate of the technical departments.

“We have had months and months of interviews with the candidates and it was important that they understood the role as Provincial Technical Officer. We expect a lot from them to push the football development agenda at grassroots level in their respective provinces,” said SAFA TD Neil Tovey.

“They will be expected to ensure that football is the winner in the provinces and that women are also represented equally in all sectors of their provincial programs,” added Tovey.

The flourishing province of Limpopo will be represented by Raymond Mdaka and Ms Daphney Mofya, Gauteng will be overseen by Joe De Oliviera and Ms Gae Lephalo.

Mpumalanga will be looking to the expertise of Innocent Mdaka and Ms Leah Masango, while Ms Lusinda Bowers and Willem Klink will have their hands full in the Northern Cape.

The Eastern Cape will be a huge task for Ms Douleen Whitebooi and Desmond Lewis, while Max Ndlovu and Delisile Mbatha will have huge ground to cover in KwaZulu Natal. The North West will be represented by Bahedile Ganabo and Ms Keleabetswa Diale.

Aboobaker Williams and Ms Marion February will also have to be creative in his Western Cape Province, while the Free State representatives are yet to be announced.