The FDP is a plan developed by SAFA with the end goal of creating sustained international success for all SAFA national teams, both men and women. Specifically, the goal is for these teams consistently to be in the top 3 in Africa and in the top 20 rankings in the World. When this plan was being formulated, the Senior Men’s National Team, Bafana Bafana, was ranked as poorly as 16 in Africa and 84 in the world, almost as low as it has ever been.
At a Technical Symposium called to develop the plan, some 200 technical experts from around the country and with key inputs from international partners, defined seven necessary conditions towards achieving this goal.
Building a talent development pipeline that seeks to identify and build talent from the age of 12 at all levels of football.