Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has revealed that KwaZulu-Natal teams would not be losing talented players to Gauteng teams IF they were paying well.
Khuzwayo, 32, said he personally wouldn’t have left AmaZulu for Chiefs in 2012 had the Durban-based club matched the salary he was promised by the Soweto giants.
Khuzwayo, who retired from professional football due to a foot injury, is happy that AmaZulu and Royal AM are doing the most to pay their players.
He lauded the new AmaZulu leadership for making their players happy, saying the fact that the team is playing in the CAF Champions League is evidence enough that the players are earning well.
KHUZWAYO WOULDN’T HAVE AMAZULU FOR KAIZER CHIEFS IN 2012
“KZN is a huge province and having four reams in the DStv Premiership was long overdue. We should have more, there’s talent huge talent, we need more teams and dominate the league,” Khuzwayo told Soccer Laduma.
“Because if you look at all the players that have left and still leaving from this province to Gauteng, they are extremely talented, but the reality is that we all left because of security and money, which is something KZN teams need to work on and improve to sustain their teams.”
“For example if AmaZulu FC gave me same money I was earning where I went to (Kaizer Chiefs), I would’ve stayed. I even told Lunga Sokhela when he was still part of Usuthu that if KZN teams can give their own players same salaries as Gauteng teams, they won’t lose talent but I’m glad that the new leadership is doing something to change that even MaMkhize at Royal AM too,” he added.
“It has given progress, look at AmaZulu are in the CAF Champions League and that tells you that if we give players good service, they can deliver and we have top talent but it just needs people to look after them.”