The South African Football Association’s MYSAFA registration and competition management system continues to assist multiple Regions and Local Football Associations (LFAs) with key administrative tasks throughout the country.
Promoting efficient tracking of players from youth level, preventing age cheating and enhancing the sport in general, are just a few of the goals of this revolutionary system.
One of the provinces to really benefit from the software due to its vast number of soccer players and supporters is none other than Gauteng, arguably the heart of SA football.
SAB League Coordinator of the prominent Ekurhuleni region within the Gauteng province, Bonele Jele, who shared some interesting experiences with the system and the positives that it will inevitably bring to the country’s footballing structures and teams.
“It has been really good since its inception. It helps to easily trace records of players as in the past you could not track a player’s career at all. A really solid system,” said Jele.
One of the major topics that came out was the cheating aspect, which Jele states is now firmly outdated.
“We have had a few cases in which this system has helped us to curb fraud. This is due to the linking of the ID number via Home Affairs. When paper sheets were used and photos were placed on top of actual papers, sometimes incorrect photos were utilized. Now we have actual cards and an App Verifier, which is great. In one instance a team cheated by using the wrong paper-sheets and different photos but we verified using the card number,” added Jele.
Jele also stated that the system is very simple to use and that all you require is a good internet connection. The administrator also complimented the MYSAFA Support team who quickly solve any offline issues virtually immediately and then also gave a thumbs-up to the ‘transfer request feature’.
“It is fantastic with clearances as the notification bar pops up very fast and provides a status. The process is very quick and the clearance gets approved in no time.”