Mbanjwa and Mphahlele complete Player Transition Programme

AmaZulu FC's Andile Mbanjwa and Ramahlwe Mphahlele

The PSL Player Transition Programme equips players with the necessary skills to manage their finances effectively and transition seamlessly into new careers, addressing some of the long-standing concerns of retiring football players regarding financial insecurity.

AmaZulu players Andile Mbanjwa and Ramahlwe Mphahlele have graduated from the programme and have completed their studies, giving themselves a more secure future when the time comes to step away from the beautiful game.

The programme was completed at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the players obtained their qualifications earlier this week.

“It taught me a lot, basically about finances, project management and how to invest in different things after football,” said Mbanjwa following the graduation.

“The lecturers were great and our online classes were amazing. We had one on one classes and we also had classes in groups.”

“Teko Modise came and spoke to us about what life after football was like, it was great. I took a lot of lessons from it and now it’s like a lightbulb just came on.”

Mbanjwa also expressed that he’s looking forward to starting a business of his own and is grateful that the lecturers shared their contact details with them so that they can stay in touch.

“Now I’m applying the lessons into my everyday life and I’m preparing for after football. I also want to start a course that I will pay for, maybe coaching or fitness management,” said Mbanjwa.

“You need to understand money and how the world is working. GIBS did a good job with us and gave us all the knowledge and helped us understand that execution is greater than knowledge.”