Booth On Why Players Struggle After Football

Matthew Booth Reveals How Difficult It Is From Adjusting To Life After Football

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 05, 2018 07:30 PM

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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zebradoubblekick Joined: 08 Jun 2018
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zebradoubblekick Jul 06, 2018 10:41 AM
Booth you're wrong, after all that's your opinion, mine is, club owners' duty is to pay you well while you prepare for life after football. I don't think there's a player who would say he doesn't know that football is a short career and all those phone calls you were getting while playing football you were not getting them before either, therefore players must know that. Life after football like family matters ere player's responsibilities not club owners.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:50 AM
@Dangerous when provoked nope, I just opted to run out of order to pass this message to bucs haters.
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Dangerous when provoked Jul 06, 2018 07:46 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani are you responding to the topic on hand?
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:40 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:39 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:39 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:38 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:38 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:38 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:38 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:37 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:37 AM
For the past 8 years, bucs collected 7 trophies, double treble champs plus nedbank cup, also reach Caf Champions league final. So cHIVs hooligans has to shut up until their useless team cHIVs break that record.
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Jul 06, 2018 07:12 AM
It's not the club bosses job to do that, their job is to pay you & what you do with your money is up to you.....get a broker or something.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 06, 2018 07:11 AM
Just imagine a team lose a huge money for a cow like Booth nor Ayanda Gcaba. Some players they do forget that football is also a work. To earn much money you have to work hard all the time you get an opportunity. Siyandla iya siyandla buya.
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wash & wear Jul 06, 2018 06:53 AM
shuuuut up wena long tom boooth and why did you marry my black beauty ex model sonia i want her back
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wash & wear Jul 06, 2018 06:52 AM
today its friday im going ko hammanskraal mavuso tavern maybe I can get laid for six pack savanna, I heard hammanskraal's girls can ride waya waya
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scoreman99 Jul 06, 2018 06:02 AM
so team owners r the ones to be blames here Arga sies,,,no story here
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Sethembesele Jul 06, 2018 05:25 AM
That will be invading ther privy
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 05, 2018 10:04 PM
Hw team owner cn think for their players ?u need to take care for urself and team owners they pay every players according their contract agreement nothing else
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thabanakhosi Jul 05, 2018 08:06 PM
I don't understand. Maybe I am too stupid to

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