The South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) is one of the biggest soccer competitions in Africa. Over the years, the league has gained popularity globally, and most of its players are among the highest-paid in Africa. Here are the top 8 highest-paid soccer players in the South African PSL in 2023:
Keagan Dolly is currently the highest-paid soccer player in the Dstv Premiership, with a salary of over R1.1 million per month. Dolly plays for Kaizer Chiefs as an attacking midfielder and has recently returned to South Africa after an international career, spending at least 3 seasons in the French soccer league.
Samir Nurkovic recently signed a new deal with Kaizer Chiefs, making him the second most expensive player at the club. He earns over R930,000 per month from the club after his salary increase of 30%. Nurkovic plays as a striker for Kaizer Chiefs and adds more value to the club since his return to play.
Khama Billiat has dropped to the third highest-earning player with a good R890,000 per month salary. He was the most expensive player in the season 2019/2020. After his move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Kaizer Chiefs, Khama is reported to be making over R800k per month before tax.
Ricardo Nascimento’s salary at Royal AM is over half a million rand (R500,000) per month. He earned higher pay between his move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Royal AM this season (2022). Nascimento is the most decorated Brazilian defender in the Dstv Premiership brought in South Africa by Sundowns.
Khune’s monthly salary makes him one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in PSL today. Itumeleng Khune earns over R480k per month at Chiefs.
Gaston Sirino is one of the creative players at Mamelodi Sundowns earning an estimated R400,000.00 per month salary.
Thapelo Morena’s salary at Sundowns is over R400,000 per month.
Bernard Parker is also among the top 8 highest-paid soccer players in South Africa’s PSL in 2023.