Latest SAFA SAB Men’s U21 League News
5 April 2018 - Renowned veteran match official, Sylvester Ndaba, has commended the South African Breweries’ partnership with the South African Football Association (SAFA) for empowering SAB League match officials. Through the SAB League, SAB and SAFA are working...
3 April 2018 - SAB League and ABC Motsepe League referee, Lucky Tshose is not fazed by harsh comments and jeers made by hostile fans during highly contested matches in his hometown of Zeerust. At only age 13, Tshose is currently the youngest referee officiating in the...
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.