2.1 SAFA is the governing body of football in South Africa and in such capacity is responsible for, the administration of the national team and national squad, and the maintenance of discipline amongst the players chosen for the national team and national squad.
The Code of Conduct serves as a guideline to serves as a guideline to SAFA and the coach, and deviated from, when in the discretion of SAFA and/or the coach, circumstances warrant such deviated from, when in the discretion of SAFA and/or the coach, circumstances warrant such deviation.
Duties of the Players
3 DUTIES OF THE PLAYERS
2.1 The player shall –
2.1.1 play to the best of his ability;
3.1.2 give his full commitment and loyalty to SAFA;
3.1.3 keep himself in good physical condition sufficient to compete
competitively at international level;
3.1.4 observe and abide by the SAFA constitution (a copy of which will be provided to the player and/or his agent if requested) and all written directives issued by SAFA management from time to time and to adhere to all reasonable and lawful instructions of SAFA’s duly authorised officials and those of the coach;
3.1.5 observe and abide by all the articles of FIFA as contained in the FIFA statutes and all written directives issued by FIFA from time to time (SAFA undertakes to provide the player with copies of all recent directives issued by FIFA which pertain to the player’s conduct on and off the field);
3.1.6 Conduct himself on and off the field of play according to the highest standards of honesty, morality, fair play and sportsmanship;
3.1.7 not to do anything which is detrimental to the best interests of the country, SAFA and its officials, members and sponsors;
3.1.8 immediately inform the team doctor and the coach of any and all injuries and illnesses whether sustained prior to reporting or during the player’s duty with the national squad, which may impact on his ability to perform to the best of his ability;
3.1.9 in the event of suffering any injury to submit himself to a medical examination by a doctor designated by SAFA where reasonably possible;
3.1.10 subject to adequate arrangements having been made by SAFA, to report promptly at the time and place fixed by the coach or appropriate SAFA management with regard to –
188.8.131.52 all training camps;
184.108.40.206 all meetings;
220.127.116.11 all training sessions;
Promotional activities and Advertising campaigns
6.1 The player shall attend those functions, public appearances and promotional activities that SAFA requests him to attend, which request shall not be unreasonable.
6.2 The player shall be given reasonable notice of such functions, appearances and promotional activities.
6.3 The player may not endorse any product or obtain any form of sponsorship, which relies on or is identified with the player in his capacity as a-member of the national team, without obtaining SAFA’s written consent, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.
A request for SAFA’s consent for any endorsement or sponsorship shall be in writing and SAFA shall have a period of 14 (fourteen) days within which to respond there to by either granting its consent or refusing its permission and failing any such response by SAFA, it shall be deemed to have consented thereto. SAFA shall not be required to furnish reasons for its refusal.