Percy Tau leads the trend as one of several South African soccer stars who earned degrees during their playing days. The former Mamelodi Sundowns player holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) degree from UNISA.

Lehlohonolo Majoro, a former Orlando Pirates player graduated as a Radiologist from University of Johannesburg. Siboniso Gaxa, who played for Kaizer Chiefs holds a degree in Political Science and Social Studies from Wits. He is currently studying law.

Jimmy Tau, a former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs player holds a degree in Marketing from UNISA. Tsepo Masilela who is also a former Kaizer Chiefs player holds a degree in Business Studies.

Tefu Mashimaite holds a BA in International Relations and Politics from Wits University. Harold Ndlovu holds a Bachelor of Information Studies from University of Limpopo.

Lastly there is Michael Morton, the former Orlando Pirates soccer star is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce in Business and Management from UNISA.