Phelindaba Up There with MySAFA Player Registration

MySAFA is the official Player Registration System used by SAFA for all development football levels. A player gets to be registered on this system once, and the registration is revived every season. This means a player gets to have one registration number throughout hos / her football development lifecycle, and this number is used in any part of South Africa.

The system is web based and is accessible from any device. Once a player is registered on one LFA, or Region, or Province, such a player cannot be registered elsewhere in the country without a clearance from the previous club. This makes player management so much easier by giving control to the clubs, regardless of how big or small.

The bigger victory for football development is when National Soccer Leagues get to use this system, because then, even semi-professional and professional clubs will have to deal with developmental clubs in taking players on. Currently PSL clubs can take a player registered with a development club without having a word with such a club.

The uptake of the system in terms of utilization is slower than expected. However, our Province, Region and LFA have been amongst the early adoptors of the system. See below the provincial statistics:

Kwazulu Natal is the leader in terms of adoption, followed by Gauteng. Within Gauteng, Tshwane Region is the leader in the adoption. However, looking at regions nationally, Tshwane is second only to Nelson Mandela Bay. See the top 15 Regions below:

Phelindaba (PLFA) is the leader in adoption in Tshwane. Looking from a national perspective, Phelindaba is sitting at number 5, following Thulamela from Vhembe, Durban Central from eThekwini, Makhado from Vhembe, and Maluti-a-Phufung from Thabo Mofutsanyana. See graph here-below:

We know for a fact that in Tshwane, Phelindaba is amongst the areas with the lowest number of active football players. We currently have 27 active clubs, with 10 Under 11 teams, 17 Under 13 teams, 18 Under 15 teams, 16 Under 17 teams, 3 Under 19 teams, and 13 Super League Teams.

As PLFA we believe that by adopting the MySAFA utilization, we are doing great service to our clubs and players alike. We are putting non-repudiatory control of our players by our clubs. Matters such as disputes regarding players will put our clubs at an advantage. But greater than that, we are supporting a national initiative to put proper controls on the development of football in the country.

We have developed a Tournament Protocol, which enforces that for all competitions that will be hosted in Phelindaba, all players to be used, whether developmental or recreational, must be registered on the MySAFA System. This document will be shared for comment.

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