Kaizer Chiefs legend Donald “Ace” Khuse has revealed that he only earned R150 a month when he was signed with Orlando Pirates in 1983.
Khuse‚ who now works in the Kaizer Chiefs coaching team‚ said that they used to earn extremely little for playing club football in the 80s and early 90s.
He added that players in those days were more concerned about playing entertaining football, than the money.
“I had so much to prove to people that I knew the game‚ and I loved the game so much that I didn’t care about how much I was earning.
According to SowetanLIVE the former player earned R150 at Orlando Pirates.
“After a year they gave me R250. Until I left Pirates I was earning that amount. I went to Sundowns‚ I got R600.”
Khuse played in the old National Soccer League (NSL)‚ the precursor to what is now the multi-billion Rand Premier Soccer League (PSL).
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Khuse’s comments come ahead of the Soweto Derby this weekend. Many have come to believe that the derby has lost its flairs as player have become more obsessed with money and how they look, more than about playing the beautiful game. Briefly.co.za reported that tickets to the clash are almost sold out, despite the call to boycott Vodacom sponsored events.
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