30 August 2017 – The KwaZulu-Natal leg of the MYSAFA training program took place on Wednesday, 30 August where representatives from SAFA KZN Regions and respective Local Football Federations (LFA) gathered at the Pietermaritzburg Sports & Recreation department offices to get first-hand experience of the new SAFA player registration & competitions system.
The innovative player registration and competitions system developed by SAFA Digital’s wing, Inqaku is aimed at amongst other things, curbing age cheating and creating one centralised registration system for all footballers playing under SAFA structures.
A total of 22 attendees comprising of Regional Executive Officers and League Coordinators attended the workshop which highlighted a much easier, quicker and efficient way of capturing data and records.
Amongst other things, participants were taken through the actual registration of both players and non-players, including ID number input and photo upload, right through to documentation upload, verification, submission, approval and overall completion.
Other aspects covered included card printing and verification of players via the innovative quick-response ‘Verifier’ application, available on the Play Store, suitable for any Android phone.
“This is such a professional system that will help in preventing irregularities, especially age-cheating. It seems to be a very user-friendly interface as well” said KZN Zululand Executive Member of Competitions, Mr Muzi Ngema.
The MySAFA system is also interlinked with the Department of Home Affairs with respect to ID Number verification which will reduce a lot of age cheating in the game.
To date, the MySAFA registration system has been rolled out across all provinces with the exception of Northern Cape which is set to take place soon.