With the season having ended, domestic football is now awash with players who are out of contract at the end of June and searching for jobs.
Kaizer Chiefs have led by releasing a third of their playing squad including Bernard Parker, Samir Nurkovic, Lazarous Kambole, Daniel Cardoso, Leonardo Castro, Dumisani Zuma, Daniel Akpeyi, Lebogang Manyama and Kearyn Baccus while Teddy Akumu has been placed on transfer.
AmaZulu have also offloaded five former Chiefs players in Philani Zulu, Tsepo Masilela, Kgostso Moleko, Hendrick Ekstein and Siphelele Mthembu with another four ex-Pirates players Luvuyo Memela, Xola Mlambo, Thabo Qalinge and Augustine Mulenga amongst those going out.
Sekhukhune have released 14 players while Maritzburg United, Stellenbosch, Baroka, Marumo Gallants, TS Galaxy and SuperSport United have also cut out players stretching the number of players that will be out of jobs at the end of this month to alarming figures.
"My advice to players – both young and experienced – is that they should save as much money as possible because there are no guarantees in this game," says local agent Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi.
"I feel sorry for players who don't have clubs anymore straight after buying cars. This month will be the last they receive salaries which means they will have to pay for those cars whilst they are still looking for jobs.
"Players must learn to invest their money and have life cover policies while they can.
"To be honest with you 99% of players don’t save money which is what makes it difficult for them the moment they don’t have clubs.
"I’m talking from experience on this because players only mature past age 30 and at that time it is too late to start wanting to save for rainy days.
"In Europe players get married at an early age. I encourage players to have steady girlfriends which means after training they come home.
"Even the highest-paid players in this league are broke before their next pay date. They drink expensive booze, wear expensive clothes and drive fast cars, but that life is not sustainable as a footballer.
"Due to my experience, players hate those who advise them right and love those who want them to go out and have fun.
"Players are earning a lot of money nowadays so they should be able to sort out the rest of their lives while they are playing.
"I know some players who love the soft life but don’t have places to stay.
"Imagine from living large to then having to go back to stay at home, it is painful.
"Players have too much pride but the moment they don’t get a salary for three months they are finished," says Mulovhedzi.