This former Orlando Pirates star says PSL players simply fail to live within their means, with misguided lifestyles a norm.
Orlando Pirates’ former star, Thandani Ntshumayelo, now a Swallows FC player, has lifted the lid on inappropriate lifestyles among local footballers.
Speaking to the media after earning a second chance since he was banned for two years for cocaine use, Ntshumayelo is left worried over his peers.
“I think something like a mental coach is needed in South African football because footballers are living with so many pressures,” Ntshumayelo told iDiskiTimes’ Lethabo Kganyago in an interview.
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“If you check on Instagram, some live totally different lives which don’t match their salaries, driving big cars,” the former Orlando Pirates star continued.
“Like how we give our money, we footballers have access to our money at any time, you can spend R20k a day and no one will tell you anything.
“So I think young and upcoming stars should be trained and warned about such things from an early age.
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“It is very rare to find a South African player playing regularly at the top level in every game because there is a lot of things that go on in the mind of a soccer player, a lot.
“They are scared to talk about them,” the 32-year-old from the Free State’s Heilbron added.
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In another recent report, the ex-Orlando Pirates central midfielder revealed how his father proved a needed hero when he was down and out without income.
“My father was there. He said that I can’t let all the work I put in to get the house go down the drain,” he said. Read the full story here.
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