SAFA president Danny Jordaan and CEO Dennis Mumble visiting US Soccer Federation


SAFA and the United States Soccer Federation have had longstanding relations, dating back to the readmission of South Africa into international football in the early-to-mid 90s. 

Only recently, the USSF invited Banyana Banyana to play against their US women's national team in a friendly in Chicago, Illionois ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The current visit is intended to cement the already existing cordial relations between the two football associations.

It was through this cooperation that one of our former Bafana Bafana coaches Carlos Queiroz was secured back in 2000.

Jordaan and Mumble are currently both in New York and upon their return will have signed a number of bilateral relationships to further improve our game.

“We will soon announce some of the collaborations once the two are back from the USA," SAFA communications manager Dominic Chimhavi tells

"There are a number of exciting projects in the pipeline but I can’t jump the gun and say them until the president and CEO are back in South Africa.”

On Saturday, Jordaan, along with newly-elected CAF President Ahmad and COSAFA President Phillip Chiyangwa said they are ready to play a vital role in African football going forward.

The three lamented that – in the past – COSAFA was overlooked by the previous CAF Executive on a number of projects with regards to the continental game but, with the new CAF boss hailing from the region, all that is set to change.