15 February 2019– South Africa’s official amateur football player registration and competition management system registered its 200,000thplayer yesterday – exactly two years since it was first launched.
First launched in Nelson Mandela Bay on 14 February 2017, MYSAFA software is making amateur football more transparent, organised and free of cheating. It is also introducing new methods to identify and develop talent.
Each registered player is issued with a digital and physical identity card that can be used to verify that the person on the pitch is who should be there.
In addition, MYSAFA makes managing football leagues more efficient and, with the fixtures, results and logs being available on MYSAFA.net, more transparent.
“By recording who plays football, where they play and how they perform, MYSAFA will become the go-to place to identify talent” says Russell Paul, SAFA’s acting CEO.
He added that information on which pitches and facilities are being used will help ensure that resources are efficiently allocated to where they have the biggest impact”.
So far, all SAFA Provinces and Regions have adopted MYSAFA. This year, MYSAFA will become more available the 342 Local Football Associations (LFAs) and the 60,000+ clubs within amateur football.