Latest SAFA SAB Men’s U21 League News
06 October 2017 - The SAB League imprint in the current Bafana Bafana team is so impressive, as no less than three players have graduated from the Leagues. French based striker Lebogang Mothiba is in the national team for the first time and ready to get his...
21 September 2017 - The importance of the SAB Regional League as well as the SAB U21 National U21 Championships in playing the role of a development structure has once again been validated after Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter selected Lebo Mothiba in his recent...
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.