Register Login Live

PSL

SAFPU: Go Back To Class

The South African Football Players Union has urged the country’s players to go back to school and finish their studies. 

SAFPU have explained that education is a key part of their programme as an organisation, and they believed that more professional footballers should be positive role models for future generations.

 

A statement said, “The South African Football Players Union would like to encourage all the players to make this year a turn around year by going back to school. We wish that all our members with matric can register with different institutions to further their studies, even those who did not finish matric must go back to school and make sure that they matriculate. Players are role models in the society and this will encourage even the community members to see the importance of education through players.

 

“There are few male players who are studying now than the female players as almost all Banyana Banyana players are studying and some are in possession of Diplomas and Degrees. Just last year, when Banayana Banyana were preparing for the Olympic Games, four of their players graduated with degrees and one with diploma. It is about time that players start to plan their future in an appropriate manner and be responsible.”

 

SAFPU also stated that they want to make sure that footballers remain financially sound once their playing days come to an end, and state that as another reason why they are urging them to make sure that the matriculate.

38 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

26 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

123 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Tau Opens Up On PSL Return

87 Apr 12, 2021 03:06 PM in Players Abroad

Report: Ball Boy That CR7 Gave Shirt To Will Be Punished

9 Apr 14, 2021 10:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

15 Ex-Downs Stars Who've Simply Just Disappeared

5 Apr 15, 2021 08:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

26 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates