Khama Billiat: Paid R27 000 ($2 000) a Day at Chiefs

Johannesburg — Zimbabwean international and Kaizer Chiefs player — Khama Billiat will become the highest remunerated PSL soccer player — earning R833 333 per month — translating to R27 000 ($2 000) a day. 

Billiat signed a three-year contract with an option of an additional year - and the deal is rumoured to be hovering around R10 million a year before tax.

With footballers tax pegged at 38% — Billiat will be paid R515 000 a month, making him comfortably the top-earner in South Africa’s top-flight.
PSL Highest Earner 

Billiat is believed to have turned down another offer — and in hindsight with good reason — from Egyptian side Zamalek who were prepared to pay him an annual salary of $450 000 (R6 050 000).

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane confirmed that the club could not meet Billiat’s financial demands, which prompted the star to join Chiefs.

“We gave him a good offer,” Mosimane said. “Trust me, it was a big offer. The offer that we gave, he could have been the highest paid player, which would probably have taken four years for that record to be broken.”

By way of a comparison, Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is set to earn a staggering R39.4 million after tax per month after sealing his move to Italian champions Juventus from Spanish giants Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Ronaldo will, in fact, earn almost £73 000 a day at Juventus, with his four-year deal worth about £26m a year. The 33-year-old has joined the Italian champions from Real Madrid for £99.2m. — Soccer24/Reuters.


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