Bafana coach's salary slashed

2012-06-18 14:22

Cape Town - The next Bafana coach will earn between R400 000 and R500 000 a month - half of what Pitso Mosimane was reportedly getting before he was fired earlier this month, according to a report on SundayWorld's website.

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This emerged after the first round of interviews of the five candidates who have been earmarked for Mosimane's job.

Four of the candidates - Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba, Gordon Igesund, Gavin Hunt and Neil Tovey - were interviewed last Thursday. The fifth candidate, Steve Komphela, was set to be grilled on Monday.

Komphela was excused from Thursday's interviews because he's caretaker coach for Bafana, who beat Gabon 3-0 in Nelspruit on Friday night.

Fanyana Sibanyoni, chairperson of the SAFA technical committee, who is conducting the interviews, refused to discuss the next Bafana coach's pay packet, but he did confirm that the new coach would not earn the same salary as Mosimane.

It is understood that agreement on the coach's salary would need to be discussed with SAFA's main sponsors, Absa and Castle.

Carlos Alberto Parreira, who was Bafana coach during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, reportedly earned R1.8m a month, the bulk of which was paid for by FIFA.

Bafana's next match in their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign will be against the Central African Republic on March 23, 2013.


  • jacobus.vandermerwe.9 - 2012-06-18 14:35

    I can be coach! We will still lose every game while i get rich!

      reinhard.gunter.9 - 2012-06-18 14:53

      Haha lag ek nou lekker!! Ek verstaan nie hoekom word daar so baie geld gemors op 'n sokker afrigter nie. Ek kan nie eens by myself dink wat ek met R500 000 'n maand sal kan doen nie,en dan is dit nog nie eens die R1.8 miljoen wat die vorige persoon gekry het nie!

      wallace.outkast - 2012-06-18 15:20

      hahaha, exactly no change to that, i can even go cheaper 50.000 ,,,as long as we loose ...hahahahah

  • phuti.mphago.9 - 2012-06-18 14:38

    Bosso ke Pitso, he finished all the money, talk about golden handshake.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-18 14:42

    works out to R42 million a win

  • thabiso.letlhabane - 2012-06-18 14:48

    1 million a month damn, h.meyer and gary kirsten should get dat kind of money

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-18 14:51

    I wish I got his salary

  • Billy - 2012-06-18 14:58

    yoh. thats way too much for south africas most underperforming team. getting tired waiting for bafana to get their game on. im not a big football fan but i'll watch if it's good sport, i'll support my countrys football team. thats if it does not embarress me to watch it.

  • Lunga - 2012-06-18 15:12

    Hopefully this will beam Safa have enough to pay sangomas next time.

  • nomazibulog1 - 2012-06-18 15:15

    its still too high that is why outcomes are repeatedly poor

  • mpho.phawe - 2012-06-18 16:20

    its semple everyboody got paid 4 what thy do,if u work hard u'll earn more if u neglet ur job u'll b paid if thy wnt big money thy gona hv 2 earn it...

  • Malungisa - 2012-06-18 16:31

    I think SAFA musn't give 5 year contract and secondly their contract must be base on the perfomance cause if is 5 yr u don't care no matter they can chase away u gonna pocket a lot of money

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-18 17:33

    The SAFA president must go.

  • kenneth.kgosi - 2012-06-18 18:10

    Stop de Race card its so immature, perreira is the reason so much money was paid in the first place, and who said it will b a white COACH in helm, ill go for steve khompela ,,,PERIOD

  • ldondashe - 2012-06-21 09:04

    Oh What I don't get is why do they earn so much, I mean the national team only plays once in a blue moon, and never register a Win.. Shouldn't they get paid per Match and if they win maybe get a Bonus?

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