Latest SAFA SAB Men’s U21 League News
1 August 2017 - Yusuf Bunting went into the recently concluded SAB U21 National Championships hoping to do enough to prove that he is ready to make the step up to the professional ranks. What followed was something that also shocked him as he scored 12 goals in five...
31 July 2017 - They may have failed to make the SAB U21 National Championships finals, but Northern Cape coach James Mothibi is impressed with what his team learnt at the tournament. The former Orlando Pirates striker coached a Northern Cape team that won matches...
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.