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The men stay home while Banyana go out there for better pay: ...

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The men stay home while Banyana go out there for better pay: Kgatlana

The Atletico de Madrid forward says male players get to stay in their comfort zones because PSL pays well

SITHEMBISO DINDI

AbaThembu Kgatlana says in contrast to their male counterparts, low pay for women footballers in SA is a motivation for Banyana Banyana players to do better and stay longer abroad.

SA has seen Banyana players moving to clubs in Europe and Asia and staying longer. Over time fewer men have secured moves to top leagues overseas compared with the 1990s and 2000s when players such as Lucas Radebe, Phil Masinga, David Nyathi, Sizwe Motaung, Shoes Moshoeu, Benni McCarthy and Sibusiso Zuma excelled in Europe.

Another trend for male SA players is that many last just two or three seasons before packing their bags to return to the warmer climes, easier football and comfort zone of the well-paid SA Premier Soccer League (PSL)...

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