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All Amateur Football suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic

All Amateur Football suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic

28 June 2021 - Following Sunday, 27 June 2021 announcement by State President, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa to put the country on Alert Level 4 and suspend all social gatherings, SAFA would like to advise that all amateur football activities have been suspended until 11...

SAFA structures, competitions & leagues gearing up for 2021

SAFA structures, competitions & leagues gearing up for 2021

15 December 2020 – The South African Football Association (SAFA), following a long unity process to address injustices of the past, was incorporated on 23 March 1991. The body developed a solid structure within South African football and the process is ongoing and...

SAFA Men’s Regional League

The SAFA Men’s Regional League season begins each year in September and runs until the end of the season when the National Championships are played. More than 2 000 local football clubs, comprising a total of more than 50 000 players participate in the league on a weekly basis.

The country-wide 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 Me’s Regional 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, conducted by SAFA. 

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