SAFPU Representing South African Players at FIFPro Congress in the Netherlands
The South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) is attending the FIFPro Congress in the Netherlands, represented by the General Secretary Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe. His mandate is to ensure the voice of South African footballers are heard at an international level. Amongst issues the FIFPro Congress is ceased with are the following:
- Impact of George Eastham and Jean Marc Bosman ruling with regards to the freedom of movement of players.
- Players rights abuses by teams and agents and dispute resolution mechanisms.
- EU law and the autonomy of sport (does sport law really exist)
- Integrity of the football industry, governance of sport, role of clubs in sport governance, as well as role of athletes/players in sport governance.
- Dealing with match fixing
- The impact of the new FIFA regulations on intermediaries/ agents
- Transfer rules after Bosman ruling
- Breaches of contacts in African football
- The FIFPro black book
- Football in Asia – what is to be done
Upon his return, the General Secretary will provide a detailed report on resolutions and what SAFPU needs to do to ensure that these resolutions are implemented in South Africa. South African players count, and their voice is respected in international fora.