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Despite being long, long overdue, the decision to increase the Premiership first prize to a whopping R10 million is bound to take our soccer to even greater heights.
And it will be worryng if it does not. This considering that many people have been consistently complaining about the standard of soccer in South Africa, which is a talking point globally in view of the 2010 World Cup coming to our shores.
The sometimes shocking standard in the Premiership also had a negative effect on the near collapse of Bafana Bafana's status globally.
The paying customer - supporters - deserve more from the players so that they can lure friends, sisters, brothers, neighbours and cousins to help us fill up stadiums.
The PSL has put aside a cool R29,5 million for the prize money for the 16 clubs campaigning in the Premiership after securing a R500 million deal from Absa.
It is a known fact that club directors are the ones who will be smiling all the way to the bank, but we hope the players will also benefit a great deal.
Naturally, workers in any other company always give it their best shot when they are rewarded aggressively by their masters.
The days of professional players at certain clubs, including the top ones, still getting a meagre R5 000 a month salaries, let alone R2 000, should be a thing of the past.
We can only hope that the same players we are advocating for to get a living wage should also start investing whatever they will be getting.
It does not make sense to own two or three top of the range cars while you are still staying at a rented townhouse or flat only to fall back to a back-room situation at grannie's house.
We are also up to here in seeing some down-and-out former "peacocks" turned into beggars and asking for money to buy a "lose-draw", airtime and/or bread to take home.
While the emphasise may be on the clubs to start dishing out quality soccer, we also hope that those without academies will start doing that.
lSee page 16 for more on the Premiership's prize breakdowns.