“Money from football will never sustain you for the rest of your life. Ego from false fame will never feed your family.” Gabriel Nyoni
With uncertainties on when the 2020/2021 Zimbabwean Premier League season will start former Highlanders and Caps United player Gabriel Nyoni has urged Zimbabwean footballers not to be ashamed of their side hustle.
The lockdown restrictions imposed by the government due to the covid-19 pandemic has seen many athletes struggling financial. In June some premier soccer league and division one player’s defied lockdown restrictions by playing money game
No doubt stretching into a long start for the 2020 PSL season has severaly affected athletes who use sports to earn a living.
Footballer Emmanuel Mandiranga has resorted to repairing motor cars not only to cope with depression caused by the prolonged covid-19 lockdown but as a side hustle.
Nyoni call comes after former Caps United midfielder Ashely Rambanapasi challenged football to start planning for life after football whilst they are still active.