Footballers are predominantly known for their flashy lifestyles, which consist of the driving the latest cars, wearing expensive clothing and living in lush houses.
However, there are also those who have planned for life after football and run successful businesses. Football is a very uncertain and short career and it is always great to see some football stars making provision to maintain their lifestyles beyond their playing careers.
Here are 10 SA Football Stars Who Opened Businesses
10 Teko Modise – Fashion Don
He revealed on his social media account that he’s launching his own fashion label called Fashion Don. This will be a men’s fashion brand which is set to “introduce a unique street wear look to the fashion industry”. News that he started building his fashion brand was all the way back in 2015.
9 Jackson Mabokgwane – Jacco Tours
Jacco Tours & Rental offer Shuttle staff transport, scholar transport trips and tours.
8 Manti Mekoa – Clothing Boutique
He owns a clothing boutique in Diepkloof, Soweto.
7 Morgan Gould – MG Clothing Line
News that he started the fashion range surfaced some time in 2015. Morgan spoke to YFM and said that great ideas come from drunk people. He added that the profits from the sale of his clothes goes to helping young people get an education through his MG Cares Foundation.
‘MG’ fashion brand has quickly become one of the most sought after brands in Mzansi.
6 Thabiso Semenya – Kgaleke Tours
He owns a fleet of cars, which form part of his shuttle service, Kgaleke Tours.
5 Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane – Sha-Ye Lounge and 88 Apparel Q
‘Yeye’ who co-owns With Siphiwe Tshabalala the exclusive ShaYe Lounge, a modern rooftop hangout spot in the heart of Soweto. He also owns the 88 Apparel Q clothing line, which he confirmed has been on hold since the national lockdown was enforced.
4 Michael Morton – Personal Trainer and Nutritional Coach
He is a certified personal trainer and nutritional coach. He also put together fitness regimes as well as strict diet plans.
3 Vincent Pule – Mashonisa Clothing Brand
Orlando Pirates’ Vincent Pule with his Mashonisa brand is another footballer who has gone into the clothing business.
2 Kgotso Moleko – Invested Into Farming
The Kaizer Chiefs defender is a proud farmer when he is not doing duty for Amakhosi. He owns a large variety of animals and does not mind getting his hands dirty on his Free State-based farm.
1 Siphiwe Tshabalala – Fish & Chips CO, Sha-Ye Lounge And Property
Siphiwe Tshabalala recently expressed the importance of footballers investing the riches they earn within a short-lived football career, citing his failed fish and chips venture as one of his biggest life lessons towards success. The Kaizer Chiefs legend moved on from his failed franchise endeavour and now runs the Sha-Ye lounge with former teammate Reneilwe Letsholonyane – whilst also earning from property rental.