South African Football Players Union [SAFPU] would like to encourage all the players to make this year a turn around year by going back to school. We wish that all our members with matric can register with different institutions to further their studies, Even those who did not finish matric must go back to school and make sure that they matriculate. Players are role models in the society and this will encourage even the community members to see the importance of education through players.
Players education is the priority to SAFPU programmes and that does not exclude the financial education. We (SAFPU) want to create the generation of educated football players as that will help our members during their carreer transition period. We want to make it easy for players to be employed after their playing days.
There are few male players who are studying now than the female players as almost all Banyana Banyana players are studying and some are in possession of Diplomas and Degrees. Just last year when Banayana Banyana were preparing for the Olympic Games four of their players graduated with degrees and one with diploma.
It is about time that players start to plan their future in an appropriate manner and be responsible.
We plea with all the Club bosses and parents to join forces with the Union in terms of making sure that the players study, Because one way or the other these are our friends, children or our brothers and we relate to them somehow. SAFPU would also like to wish all the teams that are playing in the AFCON the best of luck in particular Bafana Bafana.