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SAFA mourns the passing of FIFA Assistant Referee Max Molelekoa

21 January 2023 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is deeply saddened by the news of FIFA Assistant Referee Max Molelekoa's passing. SAFA Head of Referees, Abdul Ebrahim confirmed the news and said Molelekoa passed away after a car accident on Friday (20...

Buoyant Kgatlana off to USA

19 January 2023 - Banyana Banyana star striker Thembi Kgatlana leaves for her new club Racing Louisville in Kentucky, in the United States, this week and she cannot wait to get into the playing field after being sidelined with a long-term injury. Kgatlana, who was...

SAFA finances well and in good standing

13 January 2023 - South African Football Association’s finances are healthy and in good standing. At a media briefing held at SAFA House on Friday, (13 January 2023) SAFA CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe, CFO Mr Gronie Hluyo, Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis and...

Clive Barker thanks fans as he continues his recovery

10 January 2023 - South Africa’s 1996 Africa Cup of Nations -winning coach Clive Barker said he was recuperating well and was on the way to full recovery following an operation. Speaking from Step Down Facility in Durban, the 78-year-old Barker said he was thankful to...

SAFA saddened by passing of PSL marketing specialist Mancer

2 January 2023 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is saddened by the passing of Premier Soccer League (PSL) Marketing and Broadcasting specialist advisor Peter Mancer. Mancer's passing was announced by the PSL on Monday night (2 January 2023) and League...

SAFA mourns Coal City Wizards chairman’s passing

2 January 2023 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is mourning the passing of Mabu Maroaswi, the chairman of Mpumalanga-based Hollywoodbets Super League team Coal City Wizards. Maroaswi passed away on Monday 2 January 2023 after a long illness and SAFA is...

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FNB 13th most beautiful stadium in the world

FNB 13th most beautiful stadium in the world

26 January 2023 - Iconic FNB Stadium, has been named as the 13th most beautiful sports stadium in the world. In a thorough and wide-ranging analysis conducted by British based OLBG, the research was conducted through fans from across the globe as well as analysing...

Banyana players’ career moves delight SAFA

Banyana players’ career moves delight SAFA

24 January 2023 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is delighted to see the career moves made by several Banyana Banyana players in pursuit of their dreams. Midfielder Linda Motlhalo joined Scotland's Glasgow City FC this week in a move that will have made...

Joyful Mama Joy back and says Qatar 2022 was the best of them all

Joyful Mama Joy back and says Qatar 2022 was the best of them all

24 January 2023 - South Africa’s number one soccer fan, Mama Joy Chauke said she had the time of her life in Qatar and rates the 2022 global showpiece as the best FIFA World Cup ever. ‘’People around the globe had misgivings about Qatar hosting this biggest sporting...

NATIONAL MEN >>

SAFA TD meets with members of the SA Under-20 technical team

SAFA TD meets with members of the SA Under-20 technical team

24 January 2023 - South African Football Association (SAFA) Technical Director Walter Steenbok met with the members of the South African Under-20 technical team this week to discuss the side's performance at the U20 AFCON Egypt 2023 | COSAFA Qualifier Tournament in...

SAFA finances well and in good standing

SAFA finances well and in good standing

13 January 2023 - South African Football Association’s finances are healthy and in good standing. At a media briefing held at SAFA House on Friday, (13 January 2023) SAFA CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe, CFO Mr Gronie Hluyo, Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis and...

Clive Barker thanks fans as he continues his recovery

Clive Barker thanks fans as he continues his recovery

10 January 2023 - South Africa’s 1996 Africa Cup of Nations -winning coach Clive Barker said he was recuperating well and was on the way to full recovery following an operation. Speaking from Step Down Facility in Durban, the 78-year-old Barker said he was thankful to...

NATIONAL WOMEN >>

Banyana players’ career moves delight SAFA

Banyana players’ career moves delight SAFA

24 January 2023 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is delighted to see the career moves made by several Banyana Banyana players in pursuit of their dreams. Midfielder Linda Motlhalo joined Scotland's Glasgow City FC this week in a move that will have made...

Ellis eyes European opposition as part of FIFA WC preps

Ellis eyes European opposition as part of FIFA WC preps

21 January 2023 - Plans to pit Banyana Banyana against European opposition as part of coach Desiree Ellis' preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup are set to be finalised in the coming days. The discussions are at an advanced stage and the South African Football...

Buoyant Kgatlana off to USA

Buoyant Kgatlana off to USA

19 January 2023 - Banyana Banyana star striker Thembi Kgatlana leaves for her new club Racing Louisville in Kentucky, in the United States, this week and she cannot wait to get into the playing field after being sidelined with a long-term injury. Kgatlana, who was...

 COACHING EDUCATION >>

Successful D License courses completed in Cape Town

Successful D License courses completed in Cape Town

5 December 2022 -  South African Football Association (SAFA) Vice-President Bennett Bailey and Technical Director Walter Steenbok presided over the completion of two D License courses in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, on Sunday, 4 December 2022. This was the...

Copperbelt Ladies crowned 2022 Sasol League National Champions 

Copperbelt Ladies crowned 2022 Sasol League National Champions 

23 October 2022 - Limpopo side Copperbelt Ladies were crowned 2022 Sasol League National Champions after beating Tuks Ladies 3-2 on penalties in the final at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  The two sides were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes and it was...

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Mzansi FIFA23 season kicks off with SAFA eCup 2023 announcement

Mzansi FIFA23 season kicks off with SAFA eCup 2023 announcement

9 December 2022 – The FIFAe Nations Series 2023 kicks off with the announcement of a FIFA23 competition to find players for the next national team in 2023. The competition is part of the global FIFAe Nations Series 2023 where 81 of the 211 FIFA member associations...

MYSAFA legend Romeo Ngxolo laid to rest

MYSAFA legend Romeo Ngxolo laid to rest

26 November 2022 – MYSAFA head of support Bantu Romeo Ngxolo was laid to rest today in his home village of Tentergate, EC, after passing on 12 November, in Despatch, EC. SAFA Head of Competitions Moremi Klip, spoke highly of Romeo’s contributions to football.  “I...

Long-awaited FIFA Clearing House set to launch

Long-awaited FIFA Clearing House set to launch

14 November 2022 – After years of delays, FIFA has announced that the FIFA Clearing House (FCH) will launch on 16 November 2022. This is great news for South African football and SAFA clubs.. FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke at the conclusion of the most recent...

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