Positive Response to PSL Initiative Helping Footballers Plan Their Lives After Playing Days

Positive Response to PSL Initiative Helping Footballers Plan Their Lives After Playing Days

Keba Mothoagae
January 5, 2022 at 3:45 PM

South African football players have been given the opportunity to plan for life after football. This is to avoid the all too familiar reality of many others who fall into financial difficulties after their careers end because of mismanaging their career earnings.

While the press conference held earlier today by the Premier Soccer League was slightly anti-climactic, something good came out of it.

Mzansi football fans expected chairman of the PSL Irvin Khoza to address several legal matters the league was slowly resolving, the occasion was to announce the launch of the Player Transition Programme.

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PSL chairman Irvin Khoza. Image source: Official PSL/Facebook
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According to a press release on the league's website, the PSL Player Transition Programme focuses on current PSL players aged between 28 and 35 years. It aims to equip and empower them with the necessary knowledge and skills to transition into a role in sport after they have retired.

Khoza said:

“Today is proof that what happens when you engage on a matter of national importance with a renowned Model Corporate Citizen. Multichoice is today helping the PSL walk the talk. The launch of the Player Transition programme is a significant first step in addressing the plight of professional football players when they retire from their glorious playing days.”

The Gordon Institute of Business Science was selected as the educational partner of the programme, which will run from January until June 2022.

The response to the announce was positive.

Dangerous When Provoked said:

"We are tired of seeing yesterplayers staying in the back yards of their parents' houses or girlfriends' houses. They squander their moneys during their heydays and do not think of the future."

@ThizaK said:

"Great idea by the PSL! This thing of players buying Louis Vuittons, Guccis, Masseratis, Ferraris etc... taking girls to Konka every weekend, is sad because when they retire they have nothing. Big ups, PSL."

Bongluv McCarthy said:

"It's good for players who are drinking and spend their hard earnings on girls. Big ups to the Iron Duke."

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Ex-Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates midfielder, Thabo Mngomeni has dished out advice to his former side while also criticizing the role use of foreign coaches.

As reported by Sports Brief, Mngomeni was a prominent part of the Bafana team that competed at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He also played for numerous local clubs including Manning Rangers, Hellenic and Orlando Pirates.

Speaking to KickOff, the former Bafana midfielder said that Orlando Piras should learn from what Mamelodi Sundowns were currently doing and stick to that game plan.

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