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SAFA deny non-payment claim

2012-06-13 10:41

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) say they are disturbed by the malicious reports of the alleged non-payment of fees to Bafana Bafana players which were reported in the media.

According to the SAFA website, media reports claimed that senior members of the squad had complained that they were yet to receive their daily allowance of R500, ahead of the friendly against Gabon at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday. Kick-off is at 20:30.

As is the norm within the national team camps, players are paid their allowances and bonuses at the end of each camp.

“This is a normal procedure” said Bafana team manager Barney Kujane.

“This kind of reporting is malicious, inaccurate and sadly a rather typical example of the sensationalism that is increasingly associated with the coverage of issues around football.”

“Finally, it is important to place on record that the figures mentioned for the 'win and draw' bonuses whether in official or friendly matches are way off the mark,” he added.

The figures mentioned in the report were R60 000 for a win and R40 000 for a draw.

 

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Comments
  • smiso.mkhonza.9 - 2012-06-13 10:54

    money for what , they did;nt win even single match fire them

  • Stirrer - 2012-06-13 11:03

    Really?! Bafana wants to get PAID?

  • Sphesihle Sibiya - 2012-06-13 11:20

    stop explaining nonsense and get us results, you comrades are a disgrace, this is not exile , your gamble with our money

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-06-13 11:44

    They don't need payment because they can't play football

  • israel.maseko.5 - 2012-06-13 12:04

    They days are gone whereby our South African players play with love and passion....now it is all about money and that is why we dont get positive results. We also dont hv proper development structures. SAFA PLS GO BACK TO THE ROOTS SO THAT WE CAN ESTABLISH PLAYERS LIKE DOCTOR, SHOES,PHIL MASINGA ETC.

      hertzel.brodovcky - 2012-06-13 13:42

      ..you are correct....in the 70's when we played without stipends......the leagues were stronger on both sides of the divide [ Cape ] than it is today combined.......................

  • poloyatonkim - 2012-06-13 12:29

    I still maintain that they must get rid of the whole squad they are useless...

  • zeezoh.mchunu - 2012-06-13 12:37

    shocked they get paid!!!

  • Faizie - 2012-06-13 12:39

    Why do we have friendly games after World Cup qualifiers??????????. Just a money making scheme. Surely they should be before!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • hendriek.woede - 2012-06-13 13:48

    Payment of inyanga - we are watching you. If you don't win this game all SAFA officials must resubmit their CV.

  • david.lebethe - 2012-06-13 13:53

    I think it's a matter of national interest that PSL and SAFA (together with Fikile Mbalula) should sit down to thrash out players monetary problems and their commitment to the country. Reading from fans comments and public's dissollution about the national squad, I belief the matter is of national importance and that it is now beyond soccer administrators' control. I belief if it can be factored in the players contracts that playing for national squad is not for any monetary gain but for serving a country will go a long way to ameliorate the problem. Most players are on short-term contracts and it wont be difficult to achieve the above objective. Furthermore, players should only be compensated under exceptional circumstances. I belief this is the only solution to gauge players' patriotism over materialism.

  • chi.diphoko - 2012-06-13 14:17

    Fikile Mbalula, please look @ what is happening, SAFA needs to make this boys play soccer not make money. it is not fair that they'll just think of getting paid and not delivering.

  • Emmanuel - 2012-06-13 15:32

    we used to this

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