14 May 2019 – South Africa’s official football player registration and competitions system, MYSAFA has passed the 250 000 registered player mark as amateur clubs continue making use of the FIFA approved system.

Since it’s ground-breaking launch in February 2017, MYSAFA continues to professionalize and afford transparency in amateur football through the use of reliable technology.

Not only has the system created an accurate database of footballers for the South African Football Association (SAFA), the system’s direct link to the country’s Department of Home Affairs has made it difficult for clubs and players to use fraudulent cards and identities – something that has been welcomed by a number of clubs and fans.

Just recently, MYSAFA’s Player Verifier app which is freely available on the Android system was used to identify a fraudulent player in the Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League which resulted in a DC case that saw the club at fault be docked points.

Each registered player is issued with a digital and physical identity card that can be used to verify that the player 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.

Currently, 2,500 football matches are managed on MYSAFA per week.

Speaking on behalf of the Association, SAFA Acting CEO, Russell Paul said the system will in the near future reap incredible rewards for the country’s different national teams.

“With over 250 000 players now in one centralised database, scouting for talent will be made even easier through such technology. Football has evolved over the years and the use of such technology is definitely the right way to go for us to be ranked amongst the top nations in the world. We urge all our LFA’s, schools and communities to make use of this technology and play an active role in the development of South African football” said Paul.

So far, all SAFA Provinces and Regions have adopted MYSAFA. This year, MYSAFA has become more available to the 342 Local Football Associations (LFAs) and the 40,000+ clubs within amateur football.

Summary of registered players across the country to date:

Province Total
KwaZulu Natal 57 113
Gauteng 47 871
Eastern Cape 43 111
Limpopo 38 014
Free State 15 898
North West 14 480
Western Cape 13 663
Northern Cape 10 842
Mpumalanga 10 124
Total Registrations to Date 251 116


Region Province Total
SAFA Nelson Mandela Eastern Cape 32977
SAFA Tshwane Gauteng 24556
SAFA Ethekwini KwaZulu Natal 22916
SAFA Vhembe Limpopo 20219
SAFA Capricorn Limpopo 10287
SAFA Ekurhuleni Gauteng 9616
SAFA Johannesburg Gauteng 7846
SAFA Thabo Mofutsanyana Free State 7225
SAFA Umgungundlovu KwaZulu Natal 6336
SAFA Ngaka Modiri Molema North West 6067
SAFA Cape Winelands Western Cape 6055
SAFA King Cetshwayo KwaZulu Natal 5641
SAFA Bojanala North West 5312
SAFA Pixley-Ka-Seme Northern Cape 4501
SAFA West Rand Gauteng 4486
SAFA Ehlanzeni Mpumalanga 4337
SAFA Harry Gwala KwaZulu Natal 4228
SAFA Eden Western Cape 3967
SAFA Lejweleputswa Free State 3768
SAFA Nkangala Mpumalanga 3742
SAFA Zululand KwaZulu Natal 3676
SAFA Umzinyathi KwaZulu Natal 3242
SAFA Mopani Limpopo 3135
SAFA Mangaung – Metropolitan Free State 3133
SAFA Uthukela KwaZulu Natal 2916
SAFA Ilembe KwaZulu Natal 2624
SAFA Amajuba KwaZulu Natal 2572
SAFA Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati North West 2455
SAFA Sekhukhune Limpopo 2418
SAFA John Taolo Gaetsewe (Kgalagadi) Northern Cape 2255
SAFA Gert Sibande Mpumalanga 2045
SAFA Waterberg Limpopo 1955
SAFA Chris Hani Eastern Cape 1931
SAFA Ugu KwaZulu Natal 1666
SAFA Siyanda Northern Cape 1595
SAFA Joe Gqabi Eastern Cape 1531
SAFA Amathole Eastern Cape 1424
SAFA Cape Town Western Cape 1378
SAFA Cacadu/Sarah Baartman Eastern Cape 1370
SAFA Sedibeng Gauteng 1367
SAFA Buffalo City Eastern Cape 1358
SAFA Frances Baard Northern Cape 1355
SAFA Umkhanyakude KwaZulu Natal 1296
SAFA Alfred Nzo Eastern Cape 1285
SAFA O.R. Tambo Eastern Cape 1235
SAFA Namakwa Northern Cape 1136
SAFA Fezile Dabi Free State 972
SAFA Xhariep Free State 800
SAFA DR Kenneth Kaunda North West 646
SAFA Central Karoo Western Cape 537
SAFA Overberg Western Cape 172