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Bafana Bafana keep their name

The South African Football Association (Safa) has decided to retain the name Bafana Bafana for the...

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The South African Football Association (Safa) has decided to retain the name Bafana Bafana for the national team.

It has an agreement with company Stanton Woodrush who registered and owned the brand name since 1993.

Safa has bought the Bafana brand name for R5 million for from Stanton Woodrush.

The two parties finally reached an agreement two days ago after a long legal battle which saw Safa threaten to change the name of the national football team.

Safa Vice President Danny Jordan said the association is still to determine how the settlement will benefit people who buy Bafana merchandise.

Stanton Woodrush said giving the name back to Safa was the right thing to do.

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