Teko opens up about his salary

2015-06-18 14:00
Teko Modise (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Teko Modise has played down the salaries paid by Mamelodi Sundowns, despite the midfielder earning around R450 000 per month.

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The 32-year-old is amongst the PSL's highest-paid footballers, which also includes Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala and his former team-mate Itumeleng Khune.

Modise's club-mates Elias Pelembe and Anthony Laffor also pocket a reported R4m per year, but the former has played down those figures, stating they are nowhere near to Lionel Messi's £50m-per-annum salary at Barcelona.

"In all fairness, you can't live the same way you've been living when you were a footballer after you retire," Modise told KickOff.

"I think the mistake people make and don't talk about in South Africa is that when you are still playing they think you're getting a salary so high that when you retire you will be fine, but we're not like your Messi’s who get 100 000 per game."

He continued: "Things are different in SA and you must understand that most footballers in SA get to play in the PSL at 27 and they need to buy their own houses and, as black people, we need to start at home first and those are the difficulties we face and not many people talk about it."

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