Sangweni announced his retirement from football at a press conference organised by Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza at the Rand Stadium today.
‘Ntsimbi’ has been declared no longer fit to play football due to a knee injury sustained in November last year.
According to SAFPU vice president Tebogo Monyai, every player in the PSL who retires from football due to injury is entitled to compensation from insurance.
“If a player is declared unfit to play football again due to injury, he is entitled to compensation from the PSL insurance,” Monyai tells KickOff.com.
“There are conditions on the payout. The player must produce evidence from the medical expert and proof that he was still contracted to the club when they sustained that particular injury.
“The payment depends on the age, income and duration of his contract with that particular team,” he adds.
In addition to the above, the PSL has previously told KICK OFF magazine (Issue 449) that these types of payouts are capped at a maximum of R4-million and are paid to the clubs, who are entitled to keep 50 percent because they pay the premiums on behalf of the players.
It is therefore up to Orlando Pirates to decide how much of the payout Sangweni receives.