Absa Premiership

Ngobeni: Players' health more important than money

Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)
Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Player agent Mike Ngobeni has expressed his support for the decision to suspend domestic football due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Absa Premiership has been suspended until further notice as the football governing body aims to prioritise the well-being of the PSL players.

Ngobeni, who is Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat's agent, believes it's the right call and also urged players to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

"Without football players, there'll be no games," Ngobeni told Daily Sun.

"As M-Sport Management, we support the government and Safa because they are putting safety first. As you know, our value as a company is when the player plays football.

"This is of course hard to swallow. We have encouraged our players to stay home, make sure that together with their families they are safe.

"That's what comes first for us. Other stuff will be taken care of later.

"We have told them if their clubs say come to training, they should follow that guideline. But we have to make sure health comes first, not money."

- TEAMtalk media

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