Cape Town - Football agent, Glyn Binkin, believes that South African footballers are now content with playing in the Absa Premiership.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Binkin admits that despite it being extremely difficult to secure a move to play in Europe, the money is so good in South African football that it does not bother footballers to stay in the country.
“20 years ago you’d have to go overseas in order to make enough money to retire comfortably and choose to sacrifice by having to adopt a new culture and language in some cases, and they were prepared to do so,” said Binkin.
“Now there’s not a need to do that, and the top paid South African players are getting money comparable to what many people are getting in Europe.”
Binkin reveals that players don’t even stay abroad too long because of the capital that can be earned in the PSL and they miss the scent of being on familiar soil.
“He’d been overseas, he’d experienced it,” said Binkin of Siboniso Gaxa who returned home after a two-year spell with Lierse.
“The opportunity arose for him to come back and play for Kaizer Chiefs, one of the two biggest clubs in the country, and he decided to come back.”