Latest SAFA SAB Men’s U21 League News
26 February 2018 - The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) biggest developmental league is at a critical juncture across all provinces. With play-off places soon up for grabs, close to 1000 clubs, multiple coaches and roughly 30 000 players are all working...
20 February 2018 - Another former SAB League player has graduated into the professional ranks of South African football. However, not on the actual playing field this time around but on the administration side of the game. QwaQwa-born Themba Zimo is a qualified...
SAFA SAB Men’s U21 League
The SAB League season begins each year in September and runs until the end of the season when the National Championships are played. More than 1000 local football clubs, comprising a total of more than 26 000 players participate in the league on a weekly basis.
The countrywide competitions lead to the Provincial Play-offs held towards the end of each season. This eventually results in a total of 18 teams broken into two teams per province, promoted to the SAFA Second Division.
As a culmination of the SAB League season, provincial squads are selected across all nine provinces plus an invitational team from the University Sports South Africa (USSA) to compete in the National Championships. The 10 teams are pitted against each other in a public draw that is conducted by SAFA and competition sponsors, SAB.