General Football Academies in South Africa

  1. Football Academy Plus

The Football Academy Plus has branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The academy’s contact details are: 061 427 7156. Their email address for the Cape Town branch is, for Johannesburg is, their office address in Johannesburg is, 5 Beacon Road, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg (900m from Ellis Park Stadium)

  • This academy identifies talented football players at school level around Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  • The players are coached by professional coaches who are experienced from the PSL.
  • Players are exposed to the teams in the PSL and abroad.
  • Players between the ages of 7 – 18 are afforded the opportunity to register and only those who are willing to commit 100% are afforded the opportunity.
  • Registration takes place once the parent/s have been informed of the player’s successful trial period.

Academy philosophy

  • Fluent attack
  • Attractive football
  • Possession
  • Team work
  • Build up play
  • Width and depth
  • Ball orientation defending

Academy syllabus

  • Accredited training programmes
  • Implemented across all age groups and skill levels regardless of the players performance pathway stage
  1. African Brothers Football Academy

Based in Cape Town, the African Brothers Football Academy is an academy that is aiming at sustainable football development through social entrepreneurship. Their mission is to replicate the African Brothers Football Academy social entrepreneurship model, improving school sports facilities, develop football, empower youth and unite communities through football.

Their contact details are as follows: telephone 021 425 5983 and their email address is

  1. Diambars Football Academy South Africa

Situated at Sunward Park High School in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. The academy. Founded in Senegal by Bernard lama and Patrick Vieira in 2007

  • Teenage boys are offered an opportunity to hone their football skills while there are also receiving quality education.
  • About 10 – 15% of players end up playing football professionally.
  1. SuperSport Youth Academy

The academy is located at the Rosina Sedibane Modiba Sport School:

123 Himalaya Street, Laudium, Pretoria, 0037, South Africa

Postal address: P.O Box 14685, Laudium, 0037, South Africa

Telephone number: (012) 374 0408

Fax number: (012) 374 6380

Email address:

Other facilities on the premises:

  • Boarding
  • Tennis court
  • Netball court
  • Swimming pool
  • Safe environment
  • No facilities are available for athletics, cricket and rugby.

Admission criteria

  • Learners must come from previously disadvantaged areas
  • Learners must pass a fitness test
  • Learners must take part in relevant sporting codes
  • Learners must obtain an academic aggregate of 50% or above
  • Girls will be given priority over boys for redress and equity purposes


  • Educators possessing the following qualifications will the advantage:
  • Physical Education Diploma/Degree
  • Proven record of sport participation plus a related teaching diploma


  • They must have at least Level One coaching certificate
  • Five years coaching experience
  • A sport related diploma
  • Affiliation to a federation


  • Cricket – 24 players
  • Soccer – 100 players
  • Tennis – 12 players
  • Netball – 45 players
  • Swimming – 16 swimming
  • Gymnastics – 46 gymnasts
  • Rugby – 16 players
  • Athletics – 37 athletes
  • Basketball – 14 players
  1. World Football Academy South Africa

The World Football Academy is world’s leading independent education institute for coaches, staff members and practitioners. As a major knowledge provider to several FA’s and clubs around the world, the WFA is the prime contractor for thousands of football specialists.

The WFA capabilities includes organizing courses, international conferences; publishing football books and videos; continuously developing all related areas of expertise; presenting ground-breaking studies by scientific research; and providing tailor-made consultancy. Headquarters are in Nederland and providing services to over 2000 football specialists in more than 20 countries per year.


The ultimate aim of the World Football Academy is to make football better. For this purpose the WFA provides coaches, staff members and practitioners worldwide alike with the opportunity to become educated in all the football related areas of expertise.

In recent times many clubs are exploring certain scientific disciplines such as physiology and psychology to help develop football to the next level. Football can maximally benefit from this expertise if all coaches and specialists speak the same ‘football language’.

By acquiring the best coaches and the best football specialists in the world to share their experiences and methods, the World Football Academy will help create and develop “football specific” specialists where the reference point is always “football”.

Coaches of all abilities regardless of the level of coaching qualification that they hold will be able to access conferences and courses from the world’s best practitioners going into real detail in their chosen “specialist” area.

Address and contact details

Burg. Stramanweg 102T
1101 AA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 472 1992

  1. University of Pretoria Football Academy (Tuks Football Programme)

The TuksFootball Junior Academy is uniquely structured in order to develop, train and educate aspiring young football players to attain the heights of professional football or reach their maximum potential as athletes.

We have a vision to be a leading football programme that ensures the holistic development of footballers who have the determination to become excellent performers and worthy role models for youth, club and country.

With the world-class facilities of the University of Pretoria at our disposal as well as a huge emphasis placed on education, our footballers have the best possible environment in which to attain their goals.

Contact Details:

Tuks Football Academy Manager: Jason Sergel

Mobile: 072 210 5296

Email address:

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