Today in history: Professional introduced to SA

By Drum Digital
10 May 2015

In 1958, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) officially recognised the White body of the Football Association of South Africa (FASA) as the sole governing body of soccer in South Africa.

Date: 11 May, 1959

One year later, professional soccer was introduced to South Africa when, on 11 May 1959, the National Football League (NFL) was formed. The league was founded by twelve football clubs from Johannesburg and Pretoria, none of which exist today. Ted Wallace was elected as secretary of the organisation.

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