There can only be eleven players in a starting line-up - so with squads of up to 30 players and more, the constant dogfight for a regular place has its casualties.
The Fan Park has taken a look at some players who should consider moving on for the sake of progressing in their careers.
Matthew Rusike – Kaizer Chiefs
The Chiefs striker/winger has played second fiddle for the most part ever since he arrived at Naturena in 2012 from Jomo Cosmos. The 24-year-old has failed to permanently assert himself in the Chiefs starting XI, and with the player still on the fringes, a move away from Chiefs may be in his best interests.
Lehlogonolo Masalesa – Orlando Pirates
Nicknamed ‘Vieira’ for the similarities he shares with former French legend Patrick Viera, the 22-year-old has failed to rubber stamp his name on the Bucs starting XI since he arrived at the club two years ago. With names like Oupa Manyisa, Andile Jali and Thandani Ntshumayelo being ahead of him, Masalesa has been unable to jump up the pecking order.
Bonginkosi Ntuli – Mamelodi Sundowns
Downs paid R8 million for the former Golden Arrows striker at the beginning of the season, however, after only making two substitute appearances for Downs in all competitions during the first half of the season, he was loaned out to AmaZulu in the January transfer window. Game time elsewhere could entice Ntuli to think about his future after failing to make the grade at Downs.
Mame Niang –Mamelodi Sundowns
Many Sundowns fans felt that this was a needless signing made by the Brazilians for the mere fact that he does not suit the carpet football style Downs play. He could be used as a back-up player should Downs opt to use the long ball, which compliments his height, however chances of him starting every game for the club is unlikely.
Who else do you think should leave their clubs for the sake of their careers?