With a plethora of South African women’s football stars securing moves abroad, former Banyana Banyana midfielder Amanda Dlamini says it is about time that female players sharpen their money management skills.
Football is not as lucrative for women’s as it is for their male counterparts with the lack of pay equity and discrimination on wages based on gender still a huge talking point.
“We are seeing more sponsorships coming into women’s football, and more South African players are getting lucrative overseas contracts,” said Dlamini.
Dlamini was speaking at Nedbank’s Football and Finance Summit in Sandton earlier this month.
“These players can also get trapped by the excitement of new money from endorsements and bigger salaries, but they need to do a lot of work to ensure they save and invest their money wisely,” she added.
Several South African women’s players have secured moves to some of the big clubs Europe since the country’s FIFA Women’s World Cup debut in France 2019.
Thembi Kgatlana (SL Benfica), Linda Motlhalo (Djurgarden), Kelso Peskin (Toulouse), Jermaine Seoposenwe, (Real Betis), (Refiloe Jane (AC Milan) and Bambanani Mbane who recently signed for Belarusian champions FC Dinamo Minsk.
By FARPost Reporter