Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates star
Khethokwakhe Masuku says he is hopeful of making a return to the Absa Premiership in
future despite playing in the Gauteng ABC League with Baberwa United.
Masuku spent seven years in South Africa's top flight with Black
Leopards, Orlando Pirates, Royal Eagles (NFD), Bloemfontein Celtic and
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (NFD).
However, following the 2017/18 season he dropped into the lower tiers
with Baberwa. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old is remaining positive of one
day making a return to the top.
He told the Sowetan: "Since I am playing in the Motsepe League, most of my friends who play in the PSL have chosen to stay away from me.
"You cannot control life but its life that controls you. It's a lesson that in life not everyone you meet cares about you.
Recently club boss Joe Seanego revealed to the Sunday World that senior players earn R8000-a-month, while junior players get R6000.
Masuku continued: "I can tell you that for now I am financially
stable because of my savings. I am coping, my brother. Obviously, the
salaries won't be the same [in the PSL and in the Motsepe League]. You
only have to adjust your lifestyle here and there...appreciate what
"I have not changed my style of play, I still do my tricks but you
know it won't be the same as in the PSL, because there you always get a
space. Here [in the third tier] the marking is very tight. They mark man
to man, no space to breath,"
"I am still feeling fresh and the hunger is there. I am positive that
I'll return to the PSL. I am giving my all to Baberwa, maybe someone
can notice my contributions and give me a chance again in the top
division. I am a very patient person. People must not think that I am
dead and buried. I am a seed, I am still going to grow."