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'I no longer get a salary' - Former Orlando Pirates Star Bemoans Contract Termination

Football is an unpredictable game and this means that players have to plan for unforseen issues in the future. Many usually prepare for life after retirement, however many things can still happen that can change a person's life. There's very little opportunities in the space as many are usually forced to go into coaching or media broadcasting. These careers can't accommodate everyone and this usually leads to many going broke.

This star was one of the unfortunate ones as he was still at the top of his game when he was forced into early retirement. He saw his life change in a short space and to make things worse, he was faced with a huge amount of money in media bills. He has been working as an analyst, however he is yet to fully break into the industry and adjust to his new life.

Brighton Mhlongo sat down for an interview with Robert Marawa on Marawa Sports Show to speak about his current state. The star was forced to retire while on the books of TTM (Marumo Gallants) after expriencing issued with his eye. He reportedly almost went blind and therefore had to use his money to get surgery done.

"I no longer get a salary so I took a quarter portion for the team. I needed the eye operation because blindness would have been the result." former @orlandopirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo on the@MarawaSportShow

He revealed that not earning a salary is hard for him more especially after the medical costs. He is currently 31 years old and this is still good more especially for a goalkeeper. He could've easily had 5 more seasons to play before thinking about life after football but it was sudden. There is still a chance that he can fully heal and probably return to the field some day. He is decent shotstopper and was finding his once again at Gallants before his injury. He has been doing well as an analyst and it looks like he might have a future in the space.

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