The South African Football Association (SAFA) Awards are awards given to football players and coaches of South African origin by the South African Football Association. The awards were formed in 2008.
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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
The South Africa national football team represents South Africa in men's international football and it is governed by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. The team's nickname is Bafana Bafana, and South Africa's home ground is FNB Stadium, which is located in Johannesburg. The team's greatest result was winning the Africa Cup of Nations at home in 1996. The team is a member of both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Daniel Alexander "Danny" Jordaan is the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA). He is a former lecturer, politician and anti-apartheid activist. He led South Africa's successful 2010 FIFA World Cup bid, the first successful one for Africa, as well as the country's unsuccessful bid four years earlier for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and was the Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. He is also the former Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, having served from May 2015 until August 2016.
Kaizer Motaung OIS is a former South African football (soccer) player and founder of Kaizer Chiefs FC, of which he is chairman and managing director. He was nicknamed "Chincha Guluva".
First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is a football and Rugby union stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The venue is managed by Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) and is a home of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in the South African Premier Soccer League as well as key fixtures for the South African national football team.
The South African Football Association or SAFA is the national administrative governing body that controls the sport of football in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). SAFA was established in 1991. The South African Football Association is the second Football Association in South Africa to be named the South African Football Association and it is also the second football association in South Africa to affiliate to FIFA. The present day South African Football Association, unlike its predecessor allows for a mixed-race national team.
The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup was the eighth Confederations Cup, and was held in South Africa from 14 June to 28 June 2009, as a prelude to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The draw was held on 22 November 2008 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The opening match was played at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. The tournament was won by Brazil, who retained the trophy they won in 2005 by defeating the United States 3–2 in the final.
Safa Sporting Club is a football club based in Wata El-Museitbeh, a district in Beirut, Lebanon, that competes in the Lebanese Premier League. Founded in 1939, they won three league titles, three domestic cups, one Super Cup, and two Elite Cups; they have also reached the 2008 AFC Cup final.
Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala is a South African professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for AmaZulu.
Association football is the most popular sport in South Africa, followed by rugby union and cricket. The governing body is the South African Football Association (SAFA). The country's top league is the South African Premier Division, while the main cup competitions are the Nedbank Cup, Telkom Knockout, and the MTN 8 Cup.
The Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot is an annual association football award presented by the Premier Soccer League to the leading goalscorer in the South African Premier Division. The award, colloquially known as the PSL Golden Boot or simply the Golden Boot, has been presented since the inception of the post-apartheid format of the league in 1996. It was named in 2003 in honour of Lesley Manyathela, a South African international footballer and former recipient of the award who died in a motor vehicle collision in August of that year.
Reneilwe "Yeye" Letsholonyane is a South African football midfielder for Highlands Park and the South African national team.
Thulani Caleb Serero is a South African footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al Jazira and the South African national team. Prior to joining Vitesse, he played for Ajax and for Ajax Cape Town in the South African Premier Soccer League.
Portia Modise is a South African women's footballer who was named Player of the Championship at the 2006 Women's African Football Championship. She represented the South Africa women's national football team at the 2012 London Olympics. She became the first African player to score 100 international goals.
The South Africa national under-20 football team, is a youth football (soccer) team, which represents South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. The team's main objectives are to qualify and play at the African Youth Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup. The team has played at seven African Youth Championships and three FIFA U-20 World Cups.
University of the Western Cape Stadium, commonly abbreviated and referred to as Operation Room, and sometimes also referred to as University of the Western Cape Sports Ground, is a multi-use stadium, situated in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, at the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The exact location, is at the Southeastern corner of University of the Western Cape, only 300m from the Unibell railway station. Since its construction in 1983, the stadium has been home to UWC athletics, rugby, soccer and numerous other sporting events and local gatherings. The stadium complex also feature several offices, and became the new official SAFA headquarters for the West Coast Regional League, in August 2006.
Vera Pauw is a Dutch football coach and former player. She currently manages the Republic of Ireland women's national football team. She has managed several national women's football teams, including Scotland, Netherlands, Russia and South Africa.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is a national sports association responsible for administering the two professional football divisions in South Africa: the DSTV Premiership and GladAfrica Championship.
Mbombela United FC is a community soccer team based in the Mpumalanga provincial of Mbombela, formerly known as Nelspruit. It plays in the National first Division of South Africa. The team was established in 2010 and is wholly owned by the Matsebula brothers, Skhumbuzo and Oupa who are prominent business people in the transport and property sector. It is popularly known as Tingwenyama which means pride of lions in the local SiSwati language. Since its formation, the team has been given first priority for talent showcase to young boys from around the Mpumalanga province more especially from the Lowveld. During the 2012/13 season, The Mbombela United FC won the Mpumalanga provincial SAFA League then known as Vodacom league under the guidance of caretaker coach, Lesego Matsomela and represented the province but failed to qualify for an NFD spot.
ABSA Women's League is the top tier South African association football league.