Modest Siphiwe Tshabalala Still Drives His Opel Utility! The former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana star player earned fortunes in his playing days. Shabba is still in the infancy of his retirement, having hung up his boots over the past year.
Siphiwe Tshabalala was one of the highest paid players in the PSL during his playing days at Kaizer Chiefs. Shabba reportedly earned in excess of R500 000 per month at Naturena. He’s also had a long standing endorsement deal with Nike and Shield, to name a few.
Shabba also opened a popular Fish & Chips franchise after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. His salary, endorsements and business ventures earned Tshabalala in excess of R5M per annum.
With the extremely tight schedule that football players face, it is quite impossible for players to enjoy their monies while still playing. Almost all footballers invest in property and business while still playing. Their only indulgence and guilty pleasures come in the form of luxury vehicles.
Other than that, all footballers enjoy the fruits of their labour in retirement. So, this is the first time that a player like Tshabalala can “indulge” in all his past earnings.
His lifestyle is a measure of Shabba’s wealth. He resides in a luxury home in the Roodepoort suburbs. His vehicle collection is also a fleet to marvel at.
Despite all this, Siphiwe Tshabalala remains modest and humble. He still drives around in his Opel Utility. A vehicle he’s had for years now. While many professionals, past and present, juggle high end vehicles, Shabba bucks that trend.
The former Free State Stars winger spends his days taking it easy and enjoying bike rides in the south of Johannesburg. While still owning some luxury vehicles, a modest Siphiwe Tshabalala still drives his Opel Utility!