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Madibaz Football

About the Club

Custodians of the beautiful game

Football is one of the most popular sporting codes at the Nelson Mandela University, with a schedule that continues all year round. Football at Nelson Mandela University is offered for both MEN and WOMEN at a High Performance competitive level as well as a Mass participation level through the very popular and competitive Campus Football Leagues.

  1. High Performance Teams:

There are currently three teams participating in several league and cup competitions ranging from SAB Regional Men, SAB Regional Women, PEFA, USSA-EC, USSA National Tournament and Varsity Football.

A Madibaz under 21 team was introduced to the 2020 PEFA League to ensure a more sustainable talent potential development of student players graduating to the SAB Regional and Varsity football teams. High performance league competitions in the SAFA structures provide the necessary framework to measure the student teams against the best teams for both Men and Women.

  • South African Football Association Leagues (SAFA):
  • SAFA-NMB Men Regional SAB League
  • SAFA-NMB Women Regional League
  • Port Elizabeth Football Association ( PEFA)
  • University Sport South Africa Competitions (USSA):
  • USSA-Eastern Cape
  • USSA National Tournament
  • Varsity Sport (VS):
  • Varsity Football
  1. Mass Participation Teams

Madibaz football boasts the most vibrant and popular mass sport participation programme, the CAMPUS FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CFL) directed at the student wellness and social cohesion and at the same time the bedrock for the football club talent identification and recruitment platform.

  • The CFL Men League:
  • 21 x Student Teams competing in internal student league
  • See website for more information on teams and league:
  1. Outreach and Engagement
  • From 2013 to 2019, Madibaz Football offered two junior teams, competing in the PEFA u15 and u17 leagues as a collaboration with Ndzondelelo High School.
  • The 2020 Engagement Programme with Ndzondelelo High School is re-imagined as Coaching Skills Development through regular Coaching Clinics.