28 February 2023 – SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan had a fruitful meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on the sidelines of the Best FIFA Football Awards in the French capital Paris on Monday, 27 February 2023.

The two discussed various football matters which impact the global game as well as matters regarding South African football.

Among the issues on the table was a dissection of recently ended FIFA World Cup in Qatar as well as reflecting on the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the only World Cup to be held on the African continent.

Also on the discussion was the upcoming first 48 Nations FIFA World Cup to be hosted in USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026.

Dr Jordaan told the FIFA President that in accordance with SAFA’s Vision 2030, the Association was aiming to have 1 million women footballers by that time, a massive milestone in the growth of women football globally.

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will be visiting the country at the invitation of SAFA to help give a scope on how to expedite the football development, especially at grassroots level. Wenger is a FIFA development manager and Dr Jordaan said it will be prudent for SAFA to tap into his vast knowledge.