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Booth On Why Players Struggle After Football

Matthew Booth has revealed why it is difficult to transition from playing professionally to life after football.

The 41-year-old former Bafana Bafana international officially retired from the beautiful game in 2014, where he went on to remain active in the football industry.

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Speaking to Y2TV, Booth revealed that he thinks club owners do not prepare professional footballers for what their life will be after football.

“I think, owners of clubs don’t prepare us, they don’t prepare us holistically for what’s about to come, you have your career life and then you have your afterlife. I think players are psychologically not prepared for it. There is a massive difference between being your all-around athlete who is adored by fans, bringing in an income, you are getting phone calls from journalists, you’re in demand and then all of a sudden, that gets taken away from you and a lot of players are not prepared for it and I think that has to change sooner rather than later,” he said.

Click on the video above to hear more of Booth’s opinions of the beautiful game.

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