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SAFA technical director Serame "Rhee" Letsoaka is happy that the SAB Regional League is focusing on development unlike in the past where it was open to all the players.
"We are definitely on the right track . it is good that the SAB Regional League is putting more emphasis on development," said Letsoaka during the Under-21 national championships in Durban at the weekend.
Eastern Cape was crowned champions after beating North West 5-4 on penalties at SJ Smith Stadium in Lamontville on Saturday night.
In the past the Regional League was open in the Safa regions but at the beginning of this season a new format was introduced where participating clubs were required to field a minimum of five under-21 players.
Safa decided that the national championships will be competed by provincial teams with all the registered players being under 21 years old.
"This is good for the future of SA, Amajita and the Under-23 will be the main beneficiaries of this noble innovation," said Letsoaka.
Lamontville Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Ernest Middendorp attended the tournament in search of new talent. AmaZulu manager James Dlamini was also there.