De Sa: Former football player and coach now an established businessman

De Sa: Former football player and coach now an established businessman

- Roger de Sa is a big South African football name, but is now a newly renowned business man.

- He recently bought Platinum Stars football club through a company that he interested in.

- De Sa says that being a leader in football tough him all that he needed to know to be successful in business.

Roger de Sa, a household name, known best for winning the Nedbank Cup and MTN8 winning coach, but this is not all the man can do. We know little about his business side, but it is definitely something worth looking into.

He is a knowledgeable man and a smart businessman who likes to invest in multiple industries. He recently purchased the football club, Platinum Stars, for 22.5 million rand, through Rawat Petroleum, a company that he has invested in.

Briefly.co.za learnt that de Sa has bought and sold a number of businesses over the years.

"I've got an industrial Laundromat and it does pretty well. We employ 20 people and our clients include hospitals, restaurants and hotels,"
"I also have a coconut business in Mozambique. We do coconut oil, flour and so on," said De Sa about interests in his birth country."

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"And I've a property business, we have houses that I rent out, sell and buy."

De Sa says that being a leader in football has equipped him with the skills he needed to be successful in business and that it all came naturally.

"It's more about having leadership qualities. If you have leadership qualities then you will be able to run a good business because people will want to work for you."

He used the money that he saved from being a football player and later a coach, to start investing in businesses.

"I was fortunate to have a good career. I always had a job and had a quick transition from player to coach. I was never an assistant coach and there was never a situation where I would use up my savings."
"I always had the leeway to invest in other things that I did not rely on. I had a definite income from football which meant I could dabble in a few things."

As the former Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town mentor, he learnt how to control money accordingly.

"It's pretty much common sense and balancing the books."
"You can only spend what you have. It's not rocket science. That fact that I played and was captain of the teams I played for, gave me an advantage."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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