Modern-day footballers do not only have their soccer talents to offer and because the game is also a business, players often have to offer a little more, like modelling gigs and lifestyle photoshoots. Here's a look at how Denis Onyango, Thapelo Morena and Reyaad Pieterse did!
Soccer stars can arguably be considered to be celebrities, particularly those who play for the traditional big three; Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
And with their status, there is an expectation to give fans more than just your sweat on the field, but to also give them another dimension to your life as you are a public figure, per se.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the best snaps from one of Sundowns' lifestyle photoshoots
Athletes turned to models
By the looks of things, standing in front of a camera dressed in a good outfit and striking a couple of poses comes easy for the Masandawana trio. The outfits are quite stunning as they consist of cultural patterns which also give off a tropical vibe - like an outfit you'd wear during summer vacation.
Their looks are also perfectly enhanced by satchels that Onyango and Pieterse are carrying, which undoubtedly seem like the most ideal accessory to complement the beautiful two-piece outfits.
Did you know?
Onyango joined Sundowns in 2011 from Mpumalanga Black Aces, making him one of the longest-serving players in the history of the club.
Your thoughts, please?
Do you think Sundowns will actually go on to face a real title challenge given that they are 14 points clear of second-placed Pirates?