Latest Durban U19 International Football Tournament News
1 June 2020 – The SAFA Joint Liaison Committee met on Monday, 1 June 2020 at SAFA House and agreed that both the SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan and NSL chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza must report back to the Minister of Sport on the protocols for the Return To Play. The...
1 June 2020 - It’s been just over two months since the Lockdown in South Africa was announced and implemented to curb the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic. Football came to a sudden halt around the world – both the professional game and national teams. This means...
Durban U19 International Football Tournament
The Durban U19 International Football Tournament is a unique competition initiated by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and the eThekwini Municipality in conjunction with the South African Football Association (SAFA).
Since its inception in 2014, the tournament sees six international teams plus a SAFA U19 squad as well as the KZN Football Academy competing against each other over a 10-day period to determine the champions of the U19 tournament.
The eight teams are drawn into two groups of four in a public draw conducted by the tournament organisers and SAFA. The top two finishers from each group advance to the semi finals of the tournament to compete for a place in the finals where the overall champions are crowned.
South Africa is the only country on the African continent to stage a competition of this nature to date.