Revealed shocking salaries of Few of Orlando Pirates players.

 Revealed shocking salaries of Few of Orlando Pirates players.

Orlando Pirates salaries: Surprise name at the top of the pile.


Orlando Pirates is a good place to thrive as a footballer, compete for silverware and earn a great salary. Who are the top-earning Buccaneers? It’s not just Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns dishing out decent cash.

Orlando Pirates’ best earners

According to Briefly, the club’s earner is taking home R500,000 a month, information corroborated by Here goes, with all figures mentioned as monthly salaries:

1. Deon Hotto: R500,000

2. Kermit Erasmus: R350,000

3. Richard Ofori: R300,000

4. Evidence Makgopa: R200,000

5. Fortune Makaringe: R185,000

6. Vincent Pule: R170,000

7. Innocent Maela: R150,000

8. Thagang Monare: R150,000

9. Zakhele Lepasa: R150,000

10. Goodman Mosele: R150,000 (on-loan at Chippa).

For extra context, key central defender Olisa Ndah is collecting just R107,000 a month. Miguel Timm takes home R120,000.

Is Kermit justifying his salary?

Some readers may be surprised to see Namibian utility man Deon Hotto at the tip of the pops. It does illustrate the importance of his versatility and experience to Jose Riveiro. Meanwhile, Kermit Erasmus is taking home R350k a month despite making just 11 appearances for the club across all competitions this season. The 33-year-old has got only one goal. Erasmus’ contract expires in June and the club don’t plan to extend it.

Kermit Erasmus of Orlando Pirates celebrates victory with fans during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 football match between Swallows FC and Orlando Pirates at Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg on 03 March 2023 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix.

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates face competition for Mokwana

According to a report from iDiski Times, it would take R35 million to prize Elias Mokwana, Babina Noko’s jewel in the crown, away from Sekhukhune.

“Sekhukhune United and Bafana Bafana winger Elias Mokwana envisioned this rise while in the ABC Motsepe League and said his R35 million price tag is not of his concern.”

Top management within Sekhukhune is reportedly willing to play hardball and that might invite interest from higher bidders like Sundowns.

Bafana rising star Elias Mokwana.Image: BackpagePix


Reported Orlando Pirates target Elias Mokwana stood out again in an excellent Sekhukhune side at the weekend in their 2-1 win over The Sea Robbers, providing the assist for Linda Mntambo’s 51st-minute strike. Lehlohonolo Seema’s men are flying with five DStv Premiership wins on the bounce. They’ve picked up six wins from eight league encounters under their new boss.

Who do you think the top earner at Pirates should be? Let us know in the comments.

Related post