Isolated from world football from 1961 to 1992 (with a one-year reprieve in 1963), South Africa maintained tenuous links with the major changes that revolutionised world football in the 1970s and 80s. Inside South Africa, television sparked soccer's commercial boom. Sponsorships increased substantially and top players began to earn a living wage.
League system. Atlantis. Athlone-Heideveld. Tygerberg. Crossroads. Delft-Mfuleni. Good Hope. Guguletu. Helderberg. Khayelitsha. Mandela Park.
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The first documented football matches in South Africa are played in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (between White civil servants and soldiers). 1879 Pietermaritzburg County Football Club (Whites-only) is established. 1880 African and Indian soccer clubs are active in Durban and Johannesburg 1882 Natal Football Association (Whites-only) is founded. 1892
The all-white Football Association of South Africa (FASA) was formed in 1892, while the South African Indian Football Association (SAIFA), the South African Bantu Football Association (SABFA) and the South African Coloured Football Association (SACFA) were founded in 1903, 1933 and 1936 respectively.
Soccer was brought to Africa by British colonials in the mid-1800s. The first documented game on the continent was played in South Africa in 1862, a year before soccer's official rules were...
Introduction to SAFA. The South African Football Association was incorporated on 23 March 1991, following a long unity process intended to rid football in South Africa of all its past racial division. Four disparate units came together to form the organisation in Johannesburg to set South African football on the road to a return to international competition after a lifetime of apartheid in soccer.
The South African Football Association (S.A.F.A) was founded in 1892. The first match that year was the start of the Currie Cup, a gold cup. Western Province beat Griqualand West. The tournament ...
It was an historic moment as it was the first time that an African side had beaten a white team in South Africa. Amakhosi had grown in only ten years’ time to become the best and most supported soccer side in South Africa. More was to follow… The eighties (1980-1989) The Cup Kings rule the roost