Kaizer Chiefs Football Club is one of the best teams in South Africa and is the only team which has won the most number of trophies in the history of South African football. Amakhosi is by far one of the teams that takes care of its players very well. Players are contracted to the team with great salaries and a lot other benefits they are entitled to at Chiefs. Let us look at the higher earners at Chiefs:
Itumeleng is the captain of the team and is the number one highest paid player in the team. He was earning R480 000 before being given the team’s captaincy. He is by far one of the highest paid players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). Itumeleng has also been part of the national team Bafana Bafana for more than 8 years now. He is a senior member at Chiefs. His current salary should be around R500 000 currently including the additional task given to him to lead the team.
Siphiwe is also one of the highest earning members of the Chiefs family. He is earning around R380 000. His salary increased when he was given the task to lead the team as a captain. He is also a senior member of the team and his record speaks for itself. Since arriving at Chiefs from Free State Stars, Tshabalala has made the left midfield position his until the current season where he is struggling for form. Remember he is on the history books as the first goal scorer for South Africa in the first ever FIFA World Cup in Africa which was held in South Africa in 2010. Given his slump of form, his salary could be on the decline in future.
Ramahlwe’s move to Kaizer Chiefs was not because of higher salary. He was earning more at Sundowns and he was also the team’s captain. His move was prompted by the love of the team he has for chiefs and also to fulfill his childhood dream. He is earning t around R350 000 a month at Chiefs. He still has a lot to offer at chiefs and his leadership qualities will be vital for Chiefs’ revival.
Bernard is also on the list of top earners at Chiefs with a monthly salary of R300 000. His salary has increased when he signed a new deal with Chiefs a season ago. He has been influential in the Chiefs team and has managed to help the team win trophies during his best at the team. Parker is also one of the senior members in the team. He has enough experience to help the young and new players at Chiefs. He has also represented South Africa in major tournament scoring vital goals. His current slump of form could lead to the revision of his salary.
Siyanda is surprisingly one of the top earners at Chiefs. His salary is around R250 000 a month. This was due to his return from Europe straight to the Chiefs camp. Although Siyanda is earning a lot, he has not shown any sign of a top earner at Chiefs. His contribution is by far less than those of Lorenzo Gordino, Kgotso Moleko and others. He is even earning higher than the key member of the Chiefs’ defense, Mulomowandau Eric Mathoho. With his current situation, he also faces a salary revision by team management.
Mulomowandau Eric Mathoho makes the list of players earning a higher salary at Chiefs. He is currently earning R200 000. Since his arrival from Bloemfontein Celtic, Mulomowandau has established himself as a key member of the team alongside team captain Itumeleng Khune. He is also a member of the national team Bafana Bafana. Mathoho also played in the recent Rio Olympic Games for the South African under 23 side as one of the overaged players allowed as per rules.
Mthembu is surprisingly one of the top earners at Chiefs with a salary of R150 000 a month. He is earning more than regular players who are earning far less than him at Chiefs. His contribution to the team is yet to be seen since his arrival 2 season ago. He has not added any value to the Chiefs camp. He was also part of the players on the transfer list although no team was interested in his services meaning that he will remain at Chiefs earning his higher salary until the expiration of his contract.