PSL Highest Paid Players 2023
These are PSL Highest Paid Players 2023: The South African football league is one of the best league in Africa, without any doubt. Not only is it broadcast live on the DSTV sports channel, but it is also actively followed by many across the continent. Just as the league has continued to gain attention, the players are now the most paid in Africa, only after Egypt.
The country’s league is ahead of others like Tunisia, Angola, DR Congo, Zambia, and a distant Nigeria. With that said, it has remained a subject of debate on what the highest-paid players in the PSL take home. Before now, there was the rush among South African footballers to play in European leagues like most other players in different parts of Africa, but that has mostly reduced since they are now well paid, and thanks to the live coverage of the league by SuperSports, they have also gained celebrity status both in the country and other parts of the continent.
PSL Highest Paid Players 2023
The Average player in the Premier Soccer League takes home R100 000 per month. This means that annually, the average salary of PSL players is R1.2 million. Here is a look at the top earners in the league and what they take home.
In this article, we are looking to highlight the players in the South African Premier Soccer League whose services attract the highest fees. We want to know a little about them on and off the field, as well as find what lessons we can learn from them. Without further time-wasting let us now discover the highest paid soccer players in the South African Premier Soccer League.
Top 20 PSL Highest Paid Players 2023
20. Willard Katsande Salary- R270,000 per month
Willard Katsande is a Zimbabwean professional footballer, a former player of Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs and the Zimbabwe national team. He is currently with DStv Premiership side Sekhukhune United F.C.
Known as a midfield work-horse, Willard Katsande began his career playing for local lower division clubs in Zimbabwe such as Frontier Steel (2002–2005), Feruka (2006–2007) and a popular giant killing club from Mutare, called Highway (2007–2009) from where he was recruited to play for Gunners F.C. in Harare for the 2009–10 season.
On 15 August 2011 it was announced that Willard Katsande had joined the Kaizer Chiefs, after Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung saw his performance, while attending an international friendly match between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Sekhukhune United F.C player Willard Katsande is currently Valued at R9.8 Million.
19. Abubeker Nassir Salary – R290,000 Rands
Nassir parted ways with his first club, Harar City, in 2016 (2009 E.C.), and joined Ethiopian Coffee, a perennial powerhouse in the league.
Nassir started out with the club’s B team but swiftly worked his way up to the main squad after a solid performance there.
Nassir signed a new deal with Ethiopian Coffee in 2020, which would keep him playing for the team until 2025 if the agreement was honored.
According to reports, the 2021 DStv Premiership teams Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns have stepped up their pursuit of the Ethiopian wonderkid Abubeker Nassir.
In addition, clubs from Algeria and Egypt are also keeping an eye on Nassir, so it’s not just Chiefs and Sundowns that are considering signing him.
According to KickOff, Coffee have previously rejected proposals from Tanzanian team AZAM after they had tabled solid offers for the striker. This comes after AZAM had presented Coffee with their offers.
According to the newspaper, Nassir has had offers to play football in Georgia as well as in lower categories of Spanish football.
As at 2023, Abubeker Nassir salary at Mamelodi Sundowns is estimated at R290,000 Rand per month.
18. Mosa Lebusa Salary – R300,000 Rands
Mosa Lebusa was born in the Free State of South Africa, in the town of Welkom. This Free State native grew up playing soccer in the streets, and when he didn’t do well in school, he turned to soccer. Lebusa’s soccer career began in his youth, when he joined Dinonyana FC and honed his skills.
When Lebusa left Dinonyana in the first division in 2012, he began his professional career. He joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018 and has remained with the club ever since.
17. Elias Gaspar Pelembe Salary : R320,000 per month
Domingues, as he is nicknamed, moved to South Africa in 2007 from Desportivo Maputo. He was considered Supersport United’s most influential player when they won the 2007–08 Premier Soccer League and was subsequently voted PSL Player of the Season.
During the summer of 2009, he was rumoured to be closing in on a move to one of Europe’s bigger leagues as he had caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur scouts following a string of impressive performers for club and national team. Eventually he was bought by big-spenders Mamelodi Sundowns where he was handed a substantial wage.