Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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3 Apr 2015
11:30 am

Footballers and their business ventures

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Footballers earn money that some people only dream of having. However some of them die poor and their spending comes under scrutiny. A new generation of footballers has emerged and they seem to be shrewd with their earnings.

Owners of Cafe Football Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville: hotel and restaurant.

Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville continued their on-field collaboration in business to launch Café and Hotel football. The legends opened a football-themed restaurant in London. This eatery is said to bring an authentic football culture to the dinner table.

The pair joined forces again to open a football-themed Hotel (Hotel football) situated opposite the Old Trafford stadium, where the retired winger and fullback became household names.

Old TraffordHotel-Football

Siphiwe Tshabalala: The Fish & Chips Co

Siphiwe “Shabba” Tshabalala owns several branches in the famous Fish & Chips franchise. If you have been to any of the Fish & Chips outlets under the franchise he has invested in, you are likely to find a large poster of the footballer in the shop.

Shabba Chips

Teko Modise: the media mogul

Teko Modise is said to have an events and catering company called humble beginnings – that was back in 2010. Modise’s latest business venture is a fashion brand called “Fasion Don.”

The clothing brand’s website describes it as “The Fasion Don Clothing brand emerged in 2015, conceptualized by Teko Modise, with the sole cause to collide two worlds of style, the spirited casual man and the higher class, fashion forward gentleman.”

Whether it’s preparing for life after football or making a little bit of money on the side while providing defence splitting passes on the football pitch, it’s good to see they’re investing in their futures.