Seven Highest-Paid Players In The Amakhosi Squad
Kaizer Chiefs have one of the biggest wage bills in African football let alone South Africa with Amakhosi sponsored by huge financial influence.
Kaizer Chiefs highest-paid players
Here we look at the seven players who have the highest wages in the squad. The figures do not include bonuses, sponsorship fees or any additional sources of income.
7 Willard Katsande – R200,000 per month
The 35-year-old Zimbabwean midfielder had stepped up into the captaincy negated left by the injuries to Itumeleng Khune but had also established himself as an essential part of Ernst Middendorp’s side.
Katsande’s influence on the side has faded under Gavin Hunt and his huge salary appears symptomatic of the club’s struggles. . He renewed his contract with Chiefs in the 2019/20 season and is believed to be on a R200,000 per month basic salary.
6 Eric Matoho – R220,000 per month
Eric Matoho’s partnership with Daniel Cardoso at the heart of Kaizer Chiefs defense was central to the club’s success last term but this season he hasn’t been as influential. “Tower” Mathoho has committed the prime of his career to Chiefs and has been rewarded with a more than decent salary of R220,000.
The 31-year-old centre back has appeared 24 times for the Glamour Boys across all competitions this season and has shown that he can be a goal threat from set pieces, getting four PSL goals
5 Bernard Parker – R300,000
Parker returned to South African football in 2011 after a frustrating bid to break into European football ended with his release from Dutch club FC Twente. He has however proved valuable to Kaizer Chiefs who have offered the player several extensions and helped him get back into the Bafana Bafana frame.
Taking home R300,000 a month makes Parker the fourth highest-paid player at Naturena.
4 Lebogang Manyama – R300,000
After a short spell with the Turkish side Konyaspor, Manyama signed for Kaizer Chiefs in 2018 on a deal reported to be worth R300,000 per month.
Manyama is another highly-paid player who has struggled to live up to the price tag, and could be on his way out as the club attempt to cut their wage bill
3 Itumeleng Khune – R480,000
Khune had a nightmare 2019 ruined by injury, but the club have shown great faith in their skipper and continue to pay his large salary while he was sidelined. The Bafana Bafana top was the best goalkeeper in South Africa when he signed the multi-year deal he is currently on at Kaizer Chiefs and hopes to get back to his best.
Khune continues to battle Daniel Akpeyi for the gloves, and has been linked with a move overseas.
2 Khama Billiat – R830,000
Billiat has had his own injury problems and is yet to truly justify the massive wages he has commanded at Kaizer Chiefs. The impact on Kaizer Chiefs wage bill was lessened by being able to sign the Zimbabwe playmaker on a free from rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
Chiefs pay R10 million per year to Billiat before the taxman takes their cut. His current contract expires in June 2021 and he is currently the highest-paid player in the PSL.
1 Samir Nurkovic – R950, 000
Nurkovic moved to Kaizer Chiefs in 2019 and quickly established himself as the club’s most valuable player.
his efforts in driving Chiefs to second last season ensured that he was made the club’s highest-paid player when his contract was renewed.