PSL player salaries

In recent years there has been a lot of talk about salaries being paid by the PSL teams to players. This has been of particular interest with players such as Katlego Mphela, Siboniso Gaxa, Bernard Parker, Siyanda Xulu and Dean Furman among others returning from overseas in the middle of their careers to play at home.

It was been an assumption of many that the money is simply far too great overseas. In fact it is believed that the money is so great that that players tolerate the European dismal weather, culture shock, language barriers and racism – because the money makes it all worth it.

Kagisho Dikgacoi is another recent return. He spent 4 years at Golden Arrows before moving to the English Premier League to play for Fulham but he is perhaps best know for his time at Crystal Palace where he made 92 appearances before turning down a new deal with the club.

He then spent two years with Cardiff City but he time there was dogged by niggling injuries. To all probability he Crystal Palace departure did not help much in terms of his long term career and now he is back at Golden Arrows. However, it may be worth arguing that Kagisho Dikgacoi is over the hill anyway. At best he may have at least 5 more years on his career.

In November 2015 Soccer Laduma published a list of the highest earning player in the PSL in the top three clubs; namely – Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs. That list looked like this:

Orlando Pirates:

  • Oupa Manyisa: R250 000
  • Kermit Erasmus: R200 000
  • Edwin Gyimah: R150 000

Mamelodi Sundowns:

  • Teko Modise: R450 000
  • Ejike Uzoenyi: R450 000
  • Anthony Laffor: R380 000

Kaizer Chiefs:

  • Itumeleng Khune: R480 000
  • Siphiwe Tshabalala: R380 000
  • Bernard Parker: R300 000

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