Foot­ball de­vel­op­ment has fi­nan­cial gains - FA CEO

Observer on Saturday - - Sport -

– The Na­tional Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion of Swazi­land has en­cour­aged lo­cal clubs to fo­cus on de­vel­op­ment in or­der to gain fi­nan­cially when it comes to the trans­fers of these play­ers.

This was said by the as­so­ci­a­tion’s Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Fred­er­ick Mn­gome­tulu dur­ing the launch of the third edi­tion of Esi­bayeni Lodge E200 000 U-17 League

“We en­cour­age teams to fo­cus more on de­vel­op­ment as it has some good re­wards es­pe­cially


when these play­ers get con­tracts with pro­fes­sional teams be it lo­cally or in­ter­na­tion­ally.

The team that has groomed the player gets five per cent of the trans­fer fee as with the case with Mi­das City in the trans­fer of their player Mthunzi Mkhontfo when he joined AS Vita. We are con­fi­dent of see­ing more of such trans­fers lo­cally through the sup­port of com­pa­nies such as Esi­bayeni Lodge to which we are very grate­ful

Mean­while PLS De­vel­op­ment Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Du­misani ‘DU’ Sibandze en­cour­aged teams to meet the reg­is­tra­tion dead­line set for next week Fri­day.

“Teams are re­minded of the reg­is­tra­tion dead­line and that there will be no ex­ten­sion and grace pe­riod af­ter the dead­line,” he said.

The third edi­tion of the League is ex­pected to kick­off next week­end where two time cham­pi­ons Young Buf­faloes will be look­ing to win their third con­sec­u­tive crown.

PRESENT: Mo­neni Pi­rates Man­ager Mbon­geni Sime­lane and Coach Si­fiso Khu­malo were also present.

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