- Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thapelo Morena is the most valuable defender playing in South Africa
- The fullback is valued at R22-million by Transfermarkt
- Bidvest Wits boast three players in the 10 most valuable defenders list
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Transfermarkt recently released their list of the top 10 most valuable PSL defenders and Thapelo Morena came out trumps.
The Mamelodi Sundowns defender is valued at a whopping R22-million.
Since leaving Bloemfontein Celtic, Morena has established himself at right-back at the Brazilians.
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A testament to his importance to the team is that he's played at least two thirds of the current and previous seasons.
Not far behind Morena on the top 10 list is Thulani Hlatshwayo. The Bidvest Wits skipper is valued at a cool R19.9-million.
In fact, Hlatshwayo is one of three Wits players in the top 10 - the most of any club.
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Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs only boast one player each. The top 10 are listed below.
1. Thapelo Morena - R22-million
2. Thulani Hlatshwayo - R19,9-million
3. Sifiso Hlanti – R19,9-million
4. Anele Ngcongca – R17,9-million
5. Buhle Mkhwanazi – R17,9-million
6. Thamsanqa Mkhize – R15,9-million
7. Innocent Maela – R15,9-million
8. Siyanda Xulu – R14,9-million
9. Daniel Cardoso – R14,4-million
10. Limbikani Mzava – R13,5-million
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Kylian Mbappe has been named the most valuable player in the world.
Unsurprisingly, the youngster remains one of the most sought-after players in Europe.
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