Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Ex-Star Confirms Smallest Pay Cheque At Chiefs

Junior ‘Aghahowa’ Khanye – the former South African youth international who caused havoc for defenders in his heyday in Mzansi's top-flight, has confirmed how much he earned at Kaizer Chiefs.

When he started out in the professional ranks after his promotion to the Chiefs first team from the development in 2003, Khanye burst into the scene as an immensely talented youngster who quickly became a fan-favourite and showed promise with his ability and skills. 

Read: Plans In Progress To Replace Downs’ Potential Signing… 

However, his Amakhosi career was short-lived as it was affected by off-field incidents that derailed his progress.

The 35-year-old says he earned a R6 000 monthly salary at the Soweto giants when he started.

“It was R6000 – R6000 every month at Kaizer Chiefs! That was my salary for the first season and the agreement was that it would be negotiated to go up for the second season if I excelled (with my performances),” he said. 

Read: 2 Starlets Who Will Be Waiting To Hear From Pirates… 

“I did well in my first season, and in the second season I was earning R12 000, before I left the club. The signing-on fee was R40 000, because I was coming from development. When I got promoted I was 17,” said Khanye.   

Read: ‘SA League Is The Best League I Have Ever Played In’ 

“The money was enough for me, because firstly I didn’t have a child to look after. Secondly, I wasn’t used to even having R100 of my own to spend. I wasn’t used to having money and all of a sudden I found myself with R1000 in my pocket sometimes. That was a lot of money for me and it was coming straight into my bank account. That was the problem,” the Daveyton-born player told the Siya crew. 

Check out Chiefs & Downs Greats in this star-studded PSL XI 

   

Plans In Progress To Replace Downs’ Potential Signing…  

‘SA League Is The Best League I Have Ever Played In’

2 Starlets Who Will Be Waiting To Hear From Pirates…

50 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

83 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

24 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

9 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

63 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Drogba Causes Stir In Ivory Coast

18 Aug 03, 2020 05:02 PM in International

Rakhale's Best Looks Alongside His Car Collection

Aug 05, 2020 10:59 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Report: Juventus Beat Man Utd To EPL Star

5 Aug 02, 2020 11:31 AM in Serie A

Solskjaer Confirms High-Profile Man Utd Departure

1 Aug 06, 2020 12:09 AM in Manchester United

Man Utd Unveil 2020/21 Home Kit

8 Aug 04, 2020 05:21 PM in Manchester United

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch