PSL

Citizens promised R2m to win TKO title

2016-11-25 15:03
Lebogang Manyama (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Surprise Absa Premiership high-flyers Cape Town City will reportedly split R2 million among the players if they win the Telkom Knockout trophy.

The Citizens, who currently occupy second place in the PSL after a run of four wins in a row, have been incentivised to beat Free State Stars at Athlone Stadium in Saturday's semi-final.

However, it is not expected to be easy for the Eric Tinkler-coached outfit as they go into the contest without first choice central defensive pairing, Tsepo Gumede and Robyn Johannes, who are suspended.

Nonetheless, Tinkler has revealed that his players will have an added financial motivation to go on to win the final as the squad will collect half of the R4 million prize money.

He told reporters ahead of the clash, "The incentive is there‚ half the prize money is theirs."

Saturday's action gets underway from 14:00 in the Mother City.

Tinkler's men have exceeded expectations so far this season and currently lie second on the PSL standings, although first-placed Bidvest Wits have two games in hand.

The Citizens though face a testing schedule as they next face Kaizer Chiefs then Wits after the TKO semi-final clash.

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