Jabu Pule: I lost all my money

Jabu Pule Mahlangu advises young soccer stars to spend their money wisely.

Kaizer Chiefs‬ fans. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Bafana Bafana star Jabu Pule Mahlangu on Wednesday urged professional soccer players to be wise about their finances and think about life beyond football.

Mahlangu was one of several former stars who fell on hard times after squandering money.

Once the darling of fans throughout the country and one of the best paid players, Mahlangu is now penniless.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates midfielder had some advice for young players.

"Buying unnecessary cars, alcohol and having many women and drugs is the downfall. No matter how talented you are you will never make it if you have these things in your life."

Mahlangu said players need to look for professional advice on how to spend their hard-earned money.

To view a report on the broke footballers click here.