Updated 11.10.2022

Kaizer Chiefs Players Salary List

Kaizer Chiefs is one of the most popular South African premier league teams. This team is known to pay its players handsomely for excellent performance. The team is known for its superb performance on multiple grounds. With an impressive performance, including 13 league titles and over 50 trophies in the team’s existence, it is only fair that the players be compensated handsomely for the well-done jobs. Below is an updated 2022 list of the salary list the team earns. Keep reading to know what your favorite player makes and if it is a decent remuneration.

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Keagan Dolly

This player tops the list of the highest-paid Kaizer Chief’s player earning R1,450,000 each month. Dolly moved back to play for his former team Kaizer Chiefs, and the South African premier league in July 2021. This remuneration exceeds that of any other player in the Premier Soccer League. He moved from Montpellier after Kaziers offered him the lucrative deal. He is currently the only player in South Africa that earns more than R1 million.

Samir Nurkovic

Samir earns R950,000. At his signing with Kaizers Chief, Samir’s pay was undisclosed. He signed a one-year contract at a time when his market value was $200,000, but that quickly improved to $3 million after his transfer. Samir, a Serbian national, is estimated to earn at least $800,000 a year, which puts him on the map as one of the highest-paid players in the South African league. Being an excellent player makes him a valuable addition to the team, something that the improved performance has already seen in the team since he joined them.

Khama Billiat

This Zimbabwean national is said to earn a whopping R830,000 per month. The professional player may have his issues with injuries but seems to be of great value to the team seeing how much he is paid. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Khama has played for several teams. He played for CAPS United in 2010 and later moved to Ajax Cape Town in 2013, where he was until 2018 before joining Kaizer’s Chief. He also represents Zimbabwe in international matches. He still plays for Kaiser’s Chiefs and remains one of the highest earners on the team.

Itumeleng Khune

This South African player is part of the Kaizer’s team players. He earns about R480,000. His team still believed in him despite the severe injuries in 2019. He is an excellent goalkeeper who brings value wherever he is. Kaizer Chief realizes this and continues to pay him handsomely even as they hope he gets back to his former glory days. The South African goalkeeper was born in a family of six, with a father who played amateur football as a striker. He, therefore, nurtured his skills from an early age, although he grew up with a great passion for cricket. Besides football, he has other great endorsement deals that have contributed to his current net worth value of R21 million.

Lebogang Manyama

Lebogang signed a three-year contract with the Kaizer Chiefs in 2018. He played for Atiker Konyaspor before earning an estimated 5 million Rands per annum. He was born in Thembisa township before his parents moved to Alexandra in North Johannesburg. While he is estimated to be worth about R7 million, a reduced value from a previously estimated 10 million Rands, he remains a great player and valuable team member at Kaizer Chief.

Bernard Parker

Bernard is estimated to earn approximately R300,000 per month as a Kaizer Chief’s player. Parker moved back to South Africa after failing to make it big in the European football league in 2011. His last European team was the Dutch FC Twente club. Fortunately for him, Kaizer Chief found value in him and helped groom him for the Bafana Bafana play. The player was born in 1986 and first engaged in athletic activities before settling on football as his real love. He went to Transnet School of excellence as a teen and has excelled since. Parker is both a striker and midfielder, hence valuable to his team.

Eric Motoko

The player, often nicknamed Tower, has committed the prime years of his football career to Kaizer and gets handsomely rewarded with a salary of R220,000 per month. This is a decent remuneration for the center defense player. He was born in Tshiombo and has always been involved in soccer from his childhood days. He also plays for South Africa’s national team.

Cole Alexander

Alexander began his football career in his hometown, where he played for Leeds Lentegeur before moving to Seven Stars, Santos, Hellenic, and Ajax Cape Town Juniors, where he settled in Cape Town. In 2008, his senior football career began at Ajax. He has also played for Chippa and Vasco Da Gama United on loan before. In 2014, he signed with Polokwane City for two years. He made 52 appearances and scored twice. He later signed with Supersport for a year in 2016 and later signed with Bidvest in 2018. He later moved to the Indian Super League in 2020 after being signed by Odisha FC. His contract ended in July 2021 unilaterally, and Cole moved to Kaizer Chiefs. He currently earns R200,000 monthly with the team, an impressive amount and one of the highest earnings for players in the premier league.

Leonardo Castro

Leonardo earns R180,000 monthly. Leo is yet to have a new deal with the club. The Colombian national is said to have started his football career in 2007 when he played with the Millonarios U20 squad. He has been part of numerous European clubs, and for years he was a member of the Millonarios club in New York City. He later moved to CD La Equidad, where he played for a short time. He currently earns R180,000 at Kaizer Chiefs.

Lazarous Kambole

Kambole earns R120,000 per month at Kaizer Chiefs. The Zambian footballer plays for his national team and Kaizer Chief in South Africa. He is known for the quickest hat trick in all of CAF recorded competition history. His current earnings are exempt from bonuses and incentives, meaning he could end up with slightly higher.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Ramahlwe began his professional football in 2006, playing with the Moroka swallows youth team. He later moved to the first team after demonstrating his excellent ability to become a star player. As a result, he moved to the Mamelodi Sundowns and was later loaned to the University of Pretoria from 2012 to 2013. At the end of this period, he moved to Sundowns and helped the team bag numerous victories, with the most notable being when he helped the team win the championship in 2015-2016 after leading a strong defense for his team. Kaizer Chiefs spotted him around this time when he joined and signed a contract in 2016. Internationally, he has made a presence in the under 20, under 23, and as a senior player for the South African team. His current salary at Kaizer Chiefs is said to be R120,000 per month.

Phathutshedzo Nange

The college graduate from Tshwane South College completed his electrical engineering course in 2014 before following in his father’s footsteps and starting a football career. He strongly felt the urge to join football in college and later joined Leopards FC and trained with Mpumalanga Black Aces. He has excellent training in college and got exposure to the volleyball team he played in. His football career started with Idoha Uvha; he moved to Black Leopards, where he perfected his skills for four years. His salary is estimated to be about R100,000 even as he awaits Fifa’s approval.

Anthony Akumu

The player’s football skills and abilities were perfectly refined when he played in the slums. Although he played with plastic footballs, he was super-skilled to earn the nickname Teddy after the Teddy Sheringham, a renowned Manchester United icon. He attracted the attention of the Lacoste coach and started playing for them. He has had several opportunities to play internationally because of his excellent skills. However, Kaizer Chiefs signed him after his two years stay at Zambian Zesco United. His outstanding skills made him skip the trial phase at Kaizer as he got a three-year contract with them and currently earns R80,000 per month.

Kgaogelo Sekgota

Sekgota joined Polokwane United’s Academy in 2012 and began his senior career in 2017 after joining Stumbras of Lithuania. In 2019, he moved to Vitoria. He later moved back to South Africa in 2020, joining Bidvest Wits. In 2021, he was revealed as Chief’s new player with a salary of R80,000 per month.

Austin Dube

With a salary of R80, 000, Dube is one of the renowned names in South Africa’s football scene that made it to the premier league late. At 28, Dube joined the premier league in 2018 with Witbank Spurs. In the same year, he moved to TS Galaxy and won the cup against Kaizer Chiefs. He later signed a contract with Richards Bay FC in the 2020-2021 seasons before signing with Kaizer Chief in 2021 for three years.

It is not surprising that Kaizer Chiefs takes care of its players. It is one of the South African football clubs known to reward its players handsomely hence keeps attracting the best players from across the world.


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