Plan to rescue PSL's released players


Many players will be unemployed for the next few months after their PSL contracts ended, and a plan is being put in place to assist them.

The South African Football Players' Union has promised to assist players who are currently free agents after being released by clubs last month.

When the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship campaigns were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, things got tough as some teams implemented salary cuts.

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World football governing body FIFA came up with recommendations to allow teams to negotiate short-term contracts with players as the 2019/20 season will go into August, but not all players have been granted that opportunity.

SAFPU president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe has now revealed their action-plan to assist affected players whose contracts were not extended until end of the current season.

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"As SAFPU, we've noted with concerned what is happening to the players. We are looking at helping them apply for UIF relief funds for the next two to three months," Gaoshubelwe tells

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Besides the players mentioned above, here are a few more players whose contracts were not renewed:

Musa Bilankulu, Danny Venter (Golden Arrows)
Deolin Mekoa (Maritzburg United)
Joseph Mhlongo (Black Leopards)
Prince Nxumalo, Tebogo Sodi, Ranga Chivaviro, Mogau Khwinana, Kamogelo Mogaswa (Baroka FC)
Enocent Mkhabela, Kyle Peters (Highlands Park)
Kabelo Mahlasela (Kaizer Chiefs – staying with Polokwane City)
Wiseman Maluleke (Polokwane City – set to join Black Leopards)
Tebogo Makobela (Chippa United)
Thakasani Mbanjwa, Thato Lesoma (both SuperSport United)

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