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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
"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