11 July 2022 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) in conjunction with SA Schools Sports will be hosting the 2022 Winter SA Schools Sports Championships from 12-15 July 2022, at the Benoni Northern Academy.
South Africa’s 9 Provinces will be represented in three different categories from under 15 to under 19 for both girls and boys.
The participating schools are those that won their respective provincial competitions. The winners from this tournament will qualify for the CAF Pan African Schools Championships.
The under 19 girls and boys championships, will bring a great initiative to deaf sport. Provinces have brought along their teams that won their play-soff in the deaf category of football.
“We as SAFA are very excited about the winter games, which will take place from Tuesday, 12 July 2022 in Benoni. For many years people have had the belief that schools football has been neglected but this is not true,” says SAFA Head of Schools, Mzimkhulu Fina.
“We sent two great schools to the Pan Africa Games earlier this year for both girls and boys, and we intend on ensuring that this year we bring back the gold medal.
‘’Our schools football program is running and we will even be hosting the deaf championships, which will be very exciting and inclusive of kids with disabilities,” added Fina.