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38% Of PSL Players Earning ‘Slave Wage’

FIFPro Have Released Damning Figures About The Wages Of PSL Players

By Joe Crann - Jun 20, 2017 12:01 PM @YesWeCrann
According to a survey conducted by FIFPro, the International Federation of Professional Footballers, 38.4% of Premier Soccer League footballers earn less than R8000 per month.
 
 
There has been a furore in South African football this week after it was revealed that Kaizer Chiefs’ Bruce Bvuma was earning just R5000 per month, despite being promoted to a professional contract prior to his debut in April.
 
The South African Football Players’ Union have called for a minimum wage in the country for footballers as a way of countering the ‘slave wages’ that they have often referred to, however, their cry has seemingly fallen upon deaf ears.
 
When the PSL’s players in the Absa Premiership and National First Division were asked for their World XI votes last year, they were also requested to fill in a survey where they gave details about their contracts and whether they were paid on time.
 
Of all the players that were contacted, only 195 of them were willing to reveal their salary to FIFPro. Today they revealed that not only had 25% of the 195 been paid late by their clubs over the past two years, but over 38% of them are earning less than $600 (+/- R7800). 
 
The highest percentage in a wage bracket was the $301-$600 (R3800-R7800) bracket to which around 57 players belong, while 9.8% of the 195 players were earning upwards of R50,000 per month for their efforts.

See FIFPro's stats here:

It remains to be seen what sort of action SAFPU will take going forward, but they have made it very clear that a strike could well be on the cards if things don't improve.  

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JABULEKHOSI Joined: 03 Aug 2013
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JABULEKHOSI Jun 21, 2017 06:00 AM
if was please tell us Really News what about now editor?
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roxion Jun 20, 2017 11:42 PM
Yhoo
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allegromolto Jun 20, 2017 04:33 PM
How many teams have sponsorships in SA how much does it cost to run a professional team? So please ppl stop talking as if you know the costs.
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WT_Mashigo Jun 20, 2017 04:30 PM
@Mzet wale khosi at least not R5000
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Da Vinci11 Jun 20, 2017 04:06 PM
Mxm..an they give Bafana Bafana coach...R1million a month...this is Zuma syndrome
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Mzet wale khosi Jun 20, 2017 04:02 PM
Basazovela even Mphahlele is with chiefs today because of earning peanuts at downs
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ntate mohlala Jun 20, 2017 03:52 PM
Something need to be done this is too much,marumo come on.
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lopi Jun 20, 2017 03:41 PM
yhooooooooooooooooo
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##BUCSELONA Jun 20, 2017 03:31 PM
Yet every team is getting a minimum of 2 million every month. PSL is a joke.
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TMAN-B Jun 20, 2017 03:25 PM
"38.4% of Premier Soccer League footballers earn less than R8000 per month", now a development player at chiefs earn R5000 pm, who is paying more?....kaizer chiefs was just being crucified here because they are chiefs, but honestly other teams don't pay development players.....some development players at chiefs earn more than other players playing the premier league and even nfd, the issue of salary's is a problem in south Africa, there a lot of this guys who are afraid to talk about their salaries because they are made to sign a confidentiality clause which prevents them from disclosing how much they get paid....all teams will be exposed if the players can out with the info.
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shadae Jun 20, 2017 02:58 PM
how sure are we with the numbers, what they lied
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radzuma Jun 20, 2017 02:52 PM
This team is a joke is neeh
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Natural-Mystic Jun 20, 2017 02:50 PM
kaizer thieves are an embarrassing team.
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radzuma Jun 20, 2017 02:44 PM
Which means Kaizer Chiefs r spending only R100.000 in all the players a months
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Gandanga Jun 20, 2017 02:40 PM
Jabu Pule once said it two years ago and pple thought gore he was a liar.
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75149316 Jun 20, 2017 02:35 PM
MOTAUNG FAMILY MUST SELL CHIEFS.
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Mluh101 Jun 20, 2017 02:33 PM
Not only Kaizer Chiefs but basazovela ningesabi
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Mluh101 Jun 20, 2017 02:32 PM
Asazovela amahlazo
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ForeverFearless27 Jun 20, 2017 02:32 PM
R250 000 for bucs highest paid player, a captain in that case. Im sure bvuma is earning better than some cows at Mayfair.
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Zax5-Bucs Jun 20, 2017 02:28 PM
I won't be suprised if Bobby release a statement blaming Zuma for underpaid players in the zoo, He can even blame the fans who no longer attend games or even the junk status S.A economy find itself in, oh DJ Cleo will also be blame by Bobby for not forcing him to rise Bvuma's salary, Bobby will suprise many people watch the space, he may just call the press conference and tell people that Chiefs have no money as they are busy saving money for Sir. Kaizer's retirement.

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