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SA Schools Football championship set for Bloemfontein

SA Schools Football championship set for Bloemfontein

27 January 2022 – SAFA in partnership with the South African Schools Sports will host the U15 girls and boys National Championships in Bloemfontein, Free State from 3-6 February 2021. This will be the first time championships will be held after being suspended due to...

SAFA’s position on safe return of spectators to the stadia

SAFA’s position on safe return of spectators to the stadia

26 January 2022 - It has been more than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and this has inflicted so much disruption to football business in particular the livelihoods of all people involved in the sport. As a result, the pandemic has taken away the...

NATIONAL MEN >>

SAFA to consider options after FIFA dismisses Ghana protest

SAFA to consider options after FIFA dismisses Ghana protest

3 December 2021 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) will consider its options after the world football governing body (FIFA) dismissed its protest following Bafana Bafana's controversial 1-0 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana last month. SAFA CEO, Advocate...

SAFA President on Ghana v South Africa qualifier protest

SAFA President on Ghana v South Africa qualifier protest

First of all, let me congratulate Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies on becoming the first South African Women’s club to reach the final of the CAF Champions League. If they win, they will join only few clubs in the world to win both the Men and Women Champions League. They...

NATIONAL WOMEN >>

SA U20 miss out again on World Cup qualification

SA U20 miss out again on World Cup qualification

18 December 2021 - The search for their maiden appearance at a FIFA World Cup tournament continues for Basetsana. Their dream to be part of festivities in Costa Rica for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup came to an abrupt end when they were held to a goalless draw...

SAFA to consider options after FIFA dismisses Ghana protest

SAFA to consider options after FIFA dismisses Ghana protest

3 December 2021 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) will consider its options after the world football governing body (FIFA) dismissed its protest following Bafana Bafana's controversial 1-0 loss to the Black Stars of Ghana last month. SAFA CEO, Advocate...

 COACHING EDUCATION >>

SA Schools Football championship set for Bloemfontein

SA Schools Football championship set for Bloemfontein

27 January 2022 – SAFA in partnership with the South African Schools Sports will host the U15 girls and boys National Championships in Bloemfontein, Free State from 3-6 February 2021. This will be the first time championships will be held after being suspended due to...

Sasol League National Playoffs postponed as Omicron cases rise

Sasol League National Playoffs postponed as Omicron cases rise

5 December 2021 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) and sponsors Sasol have postponed the Sasol League National Playoffs in the wake of rising covid-19 cases across the country. The national play-offs were scheduled to take place in Durban from 6-12...

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ABOUT

The South African Football Association was incorporated on 23 March 1991 following a long unity process that was to rid the sport in South Africa of all its past racial division.

COACHING

It is critically important that coaches implement the South African Football Philosophy (SAFP), so that we can align coaching practices, talent identification, skills development and the style of play of all our national teams.

SAFA RULES & REGULATIONS

Football governance is about creating, implementing, and enforcing policies and rules which guide the actions of the SAFA and its members. Links to the relevant documentation can be found at right.

Human Resources:
hr@safa.net

Legal Department:
legal@safa.net

Competitions Department:
competitions@safa.net

Coaching Education:
coaching.education@safa.net

Membership:
regions@safa.net

Referees Department:
referees@safa.net

SAFA Media:
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