The association was in office for one year and managed, promoted and supervised football affairs in South Sudan. It was led by Oliver Mori Benjamin as President, Doub Foj Jok as Vice President, Rudolf Andera Oujika as Secretary General, and Jaden Jada Solomon as the Treasurer. It had a total of 17 members.
In February 2011, speaking of the possibility of South Sudan joining CAF, the CAF president Issa Hayatou said: "...we are readying up with the idea of having a new member. We will send a delegation to study the situation and our actions will emanate from their report."
On 8 February 2012, CAF published their Congress Agenda which stated that CAF members would discuss the "Proposal for admission of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) as a member". Two days later, CAF welcomed South Sudan to its membership. On 9 May, South Sudan joined CECAFA.
On 25 May 2012, FIFA members approved of South Sudan becoming a member, 176 FIFA members voted in total, only 4 voted against South Sudan joining FIFA.