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.