Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni could benefit from an insurance payout due to his injury-enforced retirement from football.
At a press conference on Thursday, Sangweni called-time on his career as a result of a serious knee injury.
SAFPU vice president Tebogo Monyai confirmed that footballers were covered against career-ending injury.
"If a player is declared unfit to play football again due to injury, he is entitled to compensation from the PSL insurance," Monyai told KickOff.
"There are conditions on the payout. The player must produce evidence from the medical expert and proof that he was still contracted to the club when they sustained that particular injury.
"The payment depends on the age, income and duration of his contract with that particular team."
Compensation is limited to R4 million, with the club entitled to pocket up to 50%.