Aubrey Ngoma of Supersport United played in the DStv Premiership match at Peter Mokaba Stadium against Baroka FC on May 14, 2022 in Polokwane, South Africa. Ngoma, aged 34, has had a successful career with teams like Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City, and SuperSport United. However, he has been without a club since July last year due to struggles with UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund).
According to SAFPU Secretary General Nhlanhla Shabalala, three of the clubs Ngoma has played for allegedly failed to contribute to his UIF, negatively impacting his financial payout. Shabalala expressed concern over the situation and emphasized the need to support players in similar predicaments.
Shabalala highlighted the potential tax implications of such issues, emphasizing the need for players to be aware of and contribute to their tax obligations to avoid financial difficulties in the future. He stressed the importance of providing support to players who are the essence of football.
Shabalala acknowledged the challenges faced by players like Ngoma and asserted the organization’s commitment to helping them navigate such issues. He urged for empathy and support for players who dedicate their careers to the sport.