Mosimane to get R5m payout

2012-06-06 07:45

Johannesburg - The South African Football Association (SAFA) will give former Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane a R5m golden handshake, according to a report in The New Age website.

SAFA officially terminated Mosimane’s four-year contract worth a reported R1m a month on Monday night.

Mosimane was left with two years on his contract worth a balance of about R24m, but after a marathon meeting at SAFA House to which he was not invited, the mother body’s management committee put the matter to rest and chief executive officer Robin Peterson was dispatched to the team’s camp in Rustenburg to inform Mosimane.

“He will not be paid the outstanding balance he would have received had he served the rest of his contract,” a source close to the developments revealed. “There is no obligation in terms of the contract signed with SAFA to do so and Mosimane would be wasting his time if he even tried to argue that one.

“He will not get more than five months of salary.”

Interim Bafana Bafana coach Steve Komphela has asked for patience and support for the team as they resume their 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup qualifying campaign.

Komphela, the Free State Stars mentor and former Bafana captain, will guide South Africa in their next two matches.


  • Lloyd - 2012-06-06 07:56

    R1 million per month!!!!!are they nuts??? for what ???

      winston.mullany - 2012-06-06 08:14

      Doing absolute f*&^all!!

      Peter - 2012-06-06 08:15

      Perreira's salary was to blame, all local coaches are now over valuing themselves for Bafana job. It's sad. Gordon will probably come at around R1.2m.

      Ruan - 2012-06-06 08:17

      Soccer is such an overrated overpaid sport!!! And i stress the overpaid part!!! Logic obviously does not exist, a game played for 90mins, scores ave 0-0 or 1-0, red cards get given for an ankle tap, after which a guy flies for like 3m (obviously has to make it look impressive) and then when, by some fluke shot deflection, a guy can still take his shirt off and slide on the ground, because it is as a result of "his planned brillaince" that a goal was scored. Such a joke!!!!!!

      dhirshan.gobind - 2012-06-06 08:23

      i earn maybe 2% of that and am better at my job than pitso ever was. safa hire me, i will only request a 1 million pay-out and get the exact same results as pitso, maybe better.

      Arthur - 2012-06-06 09:15

      So much for serving your country,

      Rabble-Rouser - 2012-06-06 09:27

      That's how the politically correct apointees make their money. Goden handshakes. They get the job knowing that they will be chucked out through sheer incompetence and ineptitude. And then collect the handsome payout. It happens all the time in government and parastatals.

      mlucejko - 2012-06-06 10:00

      I don't follow or support Bafana Bafana !! The whole bunch of them are a waste of time and money. They are all over-rated and over-paid !! They never get any good results !! I support Banyana Bayana !! They are a much better team.. It's time to pay them what we waste on Bafana Bafana !!

  • marumobongani - 2012-06-06 08:03

    results are bigger than a man

      Sekalf - 2012-06-06 08:14

      which results????

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-06 08:04

    SAFA u did wrong nd nw u need to pay. Why nt gv Pitso th outstanding amount, tht's wht happens if th contract hs nt expired. SAFA r just a bunch of Rats wh waste our money. Nemathandane must be sacked nd go wth hs coach Pitso.

      Gerald - 2012-06-06 08:49

      ndybrgnldmzwle Nice having your name spelt like that TYPR IN ENGLISH NOT PIDGEON

      louis.l.grange - 2012-06-06 08:52

      Please replace your keyboard, it is missing some keys.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 09:19

      I thnk ppl thnk it kool to spl wrds with mssg lttrs. Not.

      ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-06 11:33

      Lol. I am Forgeting that older people read my comments, well be good

  • matthew.swanepoel.9 - 2012-06-06 08:08

    R5 mill for doing a job I caould have done better! That is the African way, guys at the top, have their asses in the butter! You can be a complete moron and a millionaire.

  • Sonja - 2012-06-06 08:11

    LMAO! only in Africa. Pleeeease let me be the next 6 month coach, i wont win a single game too - and i will accept 4 Million! (you save one million for Johnny Walker or sushi)

      Jerome - 2012-06-06 12:16

      sonja firstly contracts are written in the manner that if your company fires you they need to compensate you for the remaining period of the contract unless otherwise stated. Seems SAFA got the best deal possible considering Pitso was owed 24 million still,and trust me this is not only in africa but globally accepted norm

  • fdalana - 2012-06-06 08:11

    for what????

  • Sifiso Mngadi - 2012-06-06 08:11

    this is the best decision made by SAFA since clive barker. will support the sqaud and kompela is not a bad coach in the interim...wat does he have xcept eloquence

  • Negry - 2012-06-06 08:12

    You can give him more no problem,as long as he is out.........

  • Herman - 2012-06-06 08:13

    Just shows cader deployment only cost money..... Lol

  • Bless Sbu Thusi - 2012-06-06 08:14

    they must be mad

  • Thebe Hlahatsi - 2012-06-06 08:14

    why can't we do that with out president? i think he also deserves a golden handshake or GoldenSPEARshake ha ha ha!

      Desi Moodley - 2012-06-06 08:23

      ha ha ha a golden shower sheik ha ha ha

  • Teuneman - 2012-06-06 08:14

    They get golden handshakes, the rest gets violated in the rear with a yellow, black and green hand.

      Desi Moodley - 2012-06-06 08:21

      hahahaha so poetic thats a 18 SNLV restriction for sure

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-06-06 08:16

    R15m for failing at your job...why did I srudy Accounting again?!

  • John - 2012-06-06 08:18

    SAFA is so awash with money they don't know what to do with it.

  • Attie - 2012-06-06 08:18

    the public protector should investigate this safa corrupt bunch. i think they are more corrupt than govt officials

  • tokelo.joseph - 2012-06-06 08:24

    Aaaaa man, this people earn a lot of money ayy. Shouldn t this money go to various charity organisations to help those in need?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n#YouthOfToday..

      Nigel - 2012-06-06 08:31

      yea like soccer development, or even coach development. lol

  • Vuyo - 2012-06-06 08:25

    Bafana has changed coaches so many times in the last decade without any success . An average person should have picked this up . It's time to look at the real causes now .The coach blame game should be over if we are really ready to solve things .

  • Loo - 2012-06-06 08:25

    It pays to be useless !!!

  • Bam - 2012-06-06 08:27

    pitso must be brave and give the money back.

      cnkonki - 2012-06-06 08:30

      Lol true

  • Thabiso Snowby Bokwe - 2012-06-06 08:28

    Parreira, Santana & Mosimane have all cost SAFA a fortune... money which could've been ploughed into football development. SAFA is either a very generous employer or it is run by the most incompetent bunch of administrators, I choose to believe the latter.

  • cnkonki - 2012-06-06 08:28

    He can now go buy a team to coach from the mvela league! No psl team will want him for now

  • sango.jika - 2012-06-06 08:29

    Can we get SAFA to go and fire Mdluli again maybe it will get to his thick skull.

  • duncan.biyela - 2012-06-06 08:30

    One Million a month and he only had to work +/- 4 months of the year!!! Stupid Safa! infact Safa, Sarfu and CSA are all run by a bunch of retards and it fillters through to our sports!

  • caroline.maenetja - 2012-06-06 08:31

    Wooow reali south africa have lts of money, Pitso Mosimane was earning 1 million monthly while de r lots of people suffering out there, homeless, orphans, poverty nd they dont do anything just splshing lots of money 4 useless things, yah neh imali iya emalini!

      sango.jika - 2012-06-06 08:57

      that is nothing compared to what players in Europe get. I think i must go back and polish my soccer skills again they would come handy in the Bafana squad.

  • Nkululeko - 2012-06-06 08:33

    R5m for what??? For failing to do the job?? I think SAFA is a "money-making" industry. Maybe anyone who wants to make millions for doing NOTHING can go there. This is very sad.

  • Ian - 2012-06-06 08:33

    bwaaaaaaaaaaa for trying to train the untrainable, what a bunch, the entire squad needs to be scrapped and a team that actually has some heart and spirit and a desire to win needs to be formed, wont happen with this lazy money loving lot

  • Tshepo - 2012-06-06 08:35

    OMG! I feel lyk such an idiot ryt nw. I'm doing my final year in varsity for a job that won't even pay me R1m a year! Y didn't I just get a coaching license immediately after matric??? Y me? Y me? N then some incompotent idiot is gonna get R5m for playing Fifa in the comfort of a luxurious house. Life is just NOT fair. I'm like, soooo emotional right now...

  • dhirshan.gobind - 2012-06-06 08:36

    i sense some skullduggery here. i think this is damage control and he will get the 24 mill coz its in the contract! 24 mill for telling people to put a round ball in a net!!!!

  • georgebrightons - 2012-06-06 08:38

    The entire Safa executive must go down with Pitso. Safa has failed us, it's time for minister of sports to interfere!

  • georgebrightons - 2012-06-06 08:38

    The entire Safa executive must go down with Pitso. Safa has failed us, it's time for minister of sports to interfere!

      almeleh - 2012-06-06 10:11

      That will only lead to cadre appointments.

  • Christo - 2012-06-06 08:42

    Where fits Mbalula into this circus. Come on Mr Minister, you who have always lots to say about rugby and cricket, what is your take on this? What about getting a commission of enquiry going into the shambles of soccer? Soccer is one huge embarrassment to SA! But then again, mediocrity and total uselessness is the name of the game in our country!

  • Ganon - 2012-06-06 08:44

    Bloody agent!! May be he will share it with me! Lotto, bloody agenr!!!

  • Sonja - 2012-06-06 08:47

    why would you want to perform - if you fail, you get rewarded.!! Idiotology!

  • H9005 - 2012-06-06 08:50

    You'd think that after all the golden shakes in sports alone in this country they would have learned something before entering into a contract without a performance clause. One has to be fair in a contract with performance clauses, but with a salary of R1m and no wins for 7 consecutive matches (not to mention the AFCon qualifier debacle) a R5m payout is not justified.

  • stephen.a.roberts.3 - 2012-06-06 09:01

    When the rest of us plebs get fired we only get a months salary. 5 million that could have gone to developing our youth and maybe even giving us a chance one day of actually being a team worth recognition. Well in Africa atleast.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-06-06 09:06

    Pitso pls give me a PLS CALL to help argue common law doctorines along Labour Relations Act to refute the legitimacy of the so called 'contract'. We can have it found invalid to claim the remaining millions...I will charge you only 10% of it.

  • Lunga - 2012-06-06 09:07

    Why is he getting only R5m while Joel Santana was paid out his entire contract? Never liked him much, but this is just wrong. If he is owed R24m, they must pay him R24m.

      Bomb - 2012-06-06 10:02

      They obviously learned from previous mistakes.......

  • lwazi.sibiya.10 - 2012-06-06 09:10

    Why play lotto when there is SAFA, maybe they should consider paying that inyanga s full amount.

  • Richard - 2012-06-06 09:11

    What a joke! They are the crapiest soccer team around and he still gets paid so well!

  • Jimmy - 2012-06-06 09:13

    I am by no means suggesting that this is too little but its less than 1 mil USD. A foreign coach would have demanded at least a million USD which would be at least 8,4 million usd.

  • dino.naidoo.5 - 2012-06-06 09:18

    I think 5mil is still too much. We all know why he did not resign after the blunder of afcon qualification. The support of the national football team has also declined. Surely SAFA could have paid out less money based on failure to qualify for afcon, I am sure that was one of the goals he had to meet. I think Gordon Igesund and Steve Komphela are good choices. I just think Gordon deserves it now, Steve still has age on his side and will definitely become bafana's coach.

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-06-06 09:24

      he don't dersev anything let him go with empty pocket

  • edwardsch - 2012-06-06 09:26

    OK, I hereby wish to apply for the position of National Coach of the Football Team. I further wish to advise that I will ensure that we lose or draw at least 9 matches in a row. If this is acceptable, please let me know or alternatively, just pay me R5 million and I will go away and undertake not to talk to the media. I look forward to your favourable response and will supply my bank details on request.

  • Terence - 2012-06-06 09:27

    If they can afford R1m a month for a pretty in-efective Coach how come they go to the Government, cap in hand, to subsidise their Tournament? Yet another "coach" (excuse the pun) on the gravy train!

  • Danny - 2012-06-06 09:40

    Ridiculous - who's going to foot the bill for this - tax payer? Kick his ass right out of there.

  • Ted - 2012-06-06 09:42

    Ow beloved country. That salary is more than most senior chaps at blue chip companies ever dream to be paid for creating jobs and real value to the country. People demonstrate against lecturers being paid 2mill rands per year!

  • Bomb - 2012-06-06 10:01

    1 mil/month for a team ranked 64th in the world????????? That is absolutely ridiculous. Soccer coach's salary should be coupled to results, PERIOD!!! Basic, Win bonus, that's it. For a loss get 30% of the win bonus.......Just by the way SAFA, I am willing to coach the team for R100 000 p/m...............give me 6 months probation and after that you can release me if i don't make it. I won't make it anyway, but it's a guaranteed quick R600 000 for my retirement for doing absolutely fckall, like everyone else.

  • almeleh - 2012-06-06 10:07

    Our soccer is a joke run by greedy beaurocrats. Our players are undisciplined and incapable of being disciplined. That's why we have had so many coaches. I would rather watch and support rugby.

  • Jacques - 2012-06-06 10:13

    5 million is not enough . Sure some agents infiltrated SAFA. He must get 10 million remember he worked 5 months. He is also a previous disadvantaged man . He was opressed and he must get economic power and freedom now . He must demand!

  • David - 2012-06-06 10:23

    R5million for non-performance. It not rocket science, the nature of this type of contract is performance based, do well and get results / meet pre agreed upon targets and get compenstated for that, don't do anything or contribute why get rewarded for it. The Bafana coach job must be the dream job for anyone, fail and you rewarded. The guys calling the shots at SAFA need to be replaced with experienced and proven business leaders oops but wait if that happens i guess they get big golden handshakes as well and that clean out whats left in the big cookie jar.

  • Aluwani jonny - 2012-06-06 10:54

    That's why he didn't want to leave Bafana-Bafana he was a fat cat,Payout of 5million is too much for this man