PSL star wants player salaries revealed

Premiership

Finances within the PSL have long been a topic of speculation, with transfer fees and player salaries strictly withheld from public record, but one player feels this should change.

Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada, who has been in the professional ranks for the last five seasons, believes the sort of financial transparency in European leagues would assist greatly in the pay gap in South Africa's football landscape.

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This comes on the back of the 25-year-old reportedly being on the wanted list of Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs, who are believed to have some of the PSL's highest earning players within their stable.

"It would be very interesting [to know what PSL players earn]. It would change a lot of dynamics, man – yoh, I'm thinking about it right now," Nodada said during an interview with the SA Football Journalists' Association. 

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"Because, if I'm going into negotiations, and I know the people performing the task I'm doing in another team and how much they are earning, phew man, it would be nice to have that transparency because it keeps the leagues honest.

"And I think one thing it guarantees is a respectable gap between your highest and lowest earners. We're in a business and not everyone is going to be fortunate enough to be the best player, who has to be remunerated as such, you know.

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"But it is very important that the person who's not getting that amount of money can live and still feel like a proper performing, valued footballer with the salary they're getting.

"If you guys had to find out how much people are earning in South Africa, I think you'd call me; if you were to find out, you would call me right away – you don't want to know."

When asked candidly, 'How much are you earning, Thabo?' Nodada responded: "Not enough, haha. The people who are performing in the country and playing at the level I am, are earning much higher than me, man, and we need to close that gap."

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