29 August 2023 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) and partners Hollywoodbets launched a new sponsorship for the Men’s Regional League on Tuesday at SAFA House. 

SAFA Vice President Linda Zwane announced the two-year sponsorship with an option to renew. All SAFA regions are regulated to play in a league of 18 teams, where the top two Provincial teams gain promotion to the ABC Motsepe League. 

“We’re really happy about this partnership that will benefit football in rural areas. It’s great to have a big entity that understands football needs financial support,” said the SAFA Vice President. 

“For two years, the lack of sponsorship has made it hard for teams to develop. But now, with the prize money, teams will feel motivated. 

“They’ll know there’s something to win beyond just moving up to a higher division. 

“With this new partnership, we anticipate a future of enhanced player exposure, elevated competition, and professional club development. This sponsorship is more than just financial support, it’s a powerful testament to the shared vision of uplifting communities.”

Hollywoodbets Senior Football Sponsorship Co-ordinator Indira Albuquerque said that they were very excited about this new partnership as they want to have an impact in the communities, and football is the best way to reach the masses. 
The SAFA Hollywoodbets Regional league will kickoff in September 2023.