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:
|KwaZulu Natal||57 113|
|Eastern Cape||43 111|
|Free State||15 898|
|North West||14 480|
|Western Cape||13 663|
|Northern Cape||10 842|
|Total Registrations to Date||251 116|
|SAFA Nelson Mandela||Eastern Cape||32977|
|SAFA Ethekwini||KwaZulu Natal||22916|
|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 Harry Gwala||KwaZulu Natal||4228|
|SAFA Eden||Western Cape||3967|
|SAFA Lejweleputswa||Free State||3768|
|SAFA Zululand||KwaZulu Natal||3676|
|SAFA Umzinyathi||KwaZulu Natal||3242|
|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 John Taolo Gaetsewe (Kgalagadi)||Northern Cape||2255|
|SAFA Gert Sibande||Mpumalanga||2045|
|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 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|