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The Five Most Expensive Midfielders

With Pitso Mosimane strongly backing Hlompho Kekana for either the midfielder or player of the season award, Soccer Laduma takes a look at the five most expensive midfielders in the Absa Premiership, according to their market values. 

Andile Jali:

Despite having made just 15 appearances in all competitions for Mamelodi Sundowns this season, Jali’s market value is still one of the most expensive in the Absa Premiership. According to, the player is valued at €1.3M (±R21M).

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Sibusiso Vilakazi:

While Vilakazi is also one of the most expensive midfielders in the CAF Champions League, despite being out of action as of late due to injury, the player has also one of the highest market values in the Absa Premiership. The midfielder is valued at €1M (±R16.2M).

Themba Zwane:

Zwane has been an integral part to Sundowns’ success over the last few seasons and his market value is also proof of why he is highly rated in the Absa Premiership. Zwane’s current market value is also at €1M (±R16.2M). 

The player has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Sundowns so far this season, scoring six goals and assisting five. 

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George Maluleka:

Maluleka’s market value is around the fourth highest in the Absa Premiership, currently valued at €800 thousand (±R12.9M).

Siphesihle Ndlovu:

Ndlovu is also one of the most highly rated young midfielders in the league, despite currently fighting for survival in the Absa Premiership with Maritzburg United. The player is currently valued at €800 thousand (±R12.9M). 

*all values are according to 

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