Wits set to pocket R10m for PSL title

2017-05-18 11:36
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Cape Town - Bidvest Wits have 10 million reasons to smile after securing the 2016/17 Absa Premiership title on Wednesday.

SEE PICTURES: Wits celebrate PSL title win

Coach Gavin Hunt and his charges are set to pocket R10 million for winning their maiden PSL title.

Wits secured a 2-0 victory over Polokwane City at the Bidvest Stadium, while defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns held 2-2 to Maritzburg United.

The win for Wits coupled with the stalemate for Pitso Mosimane's men was enough to give Wits their first title in their 96-year history.

The Clever Boys have not won the Absa Premiership since the club was founded in 1921 and become the seventh club to win the prestigious trophy.

The title also means that Wits qualify for the 2018 CAF Champions League.

Wits will receive the PSL trophy - and their multi-million Rand cheque - after their final game on Saturday, May 27 when they face Kaizer Chiefs.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Prize money breakdown for the season:

1st - R10 million

2nd - R5 million

3rd - R3 million

4th - R2 million

5th - R1.5 million

6th - R1.3 million

7th - R1.1 million

8th - R1 million

9th - R750 000

10th - R700 000

11th - R650 000

12th - R600 000

13th - R550 000

14th - R500 000

15th - R450 000

16th - R400 000

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