Mphela reveals Eagles pay cut

2015-09-16 07:42
Katlego Mphela

Cape Town - Former Kazier Chiefs striker Katlego Mphela revealed it's not all about money after taking a pay-cut to join Royal Eagles in the National First Division.

Mphela was paid-out of his contract by Chiefs in the recent off-season after spending 18 months at the club.

The former Bafana Bafana marksman opted to join Eagles because of their ambitious project after also signing Khethokwakhe Masuku from Orlando Pirates.

"It was not about the money and I don't think I'm earning even half of what I was earning in the PSL," Mphela told KickOff.

"To be honest, I had offers from elsewhere but I thought at my age, I didn't want to go abroad.

"For me, it was not about money but the ambition and to get the club where they want to be, and be part of the history.

"Also, coming here I wasn't sure about what to expect until I spoke to the chairman, and he told me what he wants to do and achieve and it made me decide to come here."

Royal Eagles have one win, a loss and draw in their first three games of the NFD season and will face Santos at the King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday, September 19.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
30 October 2016
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.