12 June 2018 – The 2017/18 ABC Motsepe Play offs started and finished so well that almost all the coaches of participating teams were singing praises for the match officials. They were satisfied with the high standard of refereeing displayed throughout the tournament. More impressive was the young average age of the match officials.

Most of the match officials were part of the recently held Youth Development Programme in Pretoria, in April. This shows that SAFA is not just talking about development but is implementing it.

These match officials conducted themselves very well on and off the field of play. On the eve of the play-offs, SAFA’s Integrity Officer had a session with them and delivered a warm message of support to them.

The Tournament director indicated that there were no complaints received regarding the officials.

The South African Football Association is proud of its referees and wishes them all the best in their future appointments.