Guidelines on how to become a soccer agent

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has recently been inundated with inquiries from the public on how to become a football agent. For this reason, the Association has put together a guide that will help aspiring agents realise their dreams.

This guideline will also help media houses that have also been flooded with questions around this issue.

So how does one become an agent? Anyone who meets the set criteria can become an agent.

First there is an application form that must be filled, and then the applicant must also apply for a personal tax clearance from SARS and police clearance from the SAPS. The application must be accompanied by two identity photographs.

The applicant then needs to submit those documents (personal tax clearance and SAPS clearance) along with the application form to SAFA with an amount of R5 000.00 payable to the SAFA account.

“We have two exams in a year, in March and September.

Anyone aspiring to become an agent must thoroughly learn and comprehend SAFA Regulations, FIFA statutes, FIFA Players Agent Regulations and FIFA Regulations on the status and transfer of players,” said Pinky Lehoko, SAFA’s director of International Affairs.

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