Absa Premiership

Moore: Ajax exploiting Mobara

2014-12-29 09:28
Abbubaker Mobara (Supplied)

Cape Town - The business manager of Abbubaker Mobara has launched a scathing attack on Ajax Cape Town, describing their treatment of the midfielder as "plain exploitation" as a long-running salary war threatens to turn ugly.

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The playmaker came up through the Ikamva youth ranks last year before signing professional terms with the Urban Warriors, who are believed to be paying the 20-year-old around R11 000 in monthly wages.

However, Mobara has become a regular in the Ajax first team, having played in 13 of their 18 Premiership matches this term, and was even offered terms at mega-rich Bidvest Wits, only to reject that approach to remain with the Mother City giants.

And, the player and his representatives believe he is not being paid in accordance with his market value, which business manager Rob Moore claims is in the region of R5 million.

"It's really a crazy situation with Mobara, which has dragged on now for many months," Moore is quoted as saying by Soccer Laduma. "What Mobara's lawyer has finally gone back to Ajax CT with is still less than half of what he could earn at the major Johannesburg clubs, most of whom are interested in him, and were quoted figures of over R5 000 000 if they wanted to buy him last August.

"R5m transfer fee for a guy that you are paying a salary of R11 000 per month to! That's just plain exploitation in anybody's book.

"Ajax CT then try go behind the back of the player's lawyer and deal direct with the player, for only one reason, because they want to try take advantage of a player, knowing full well that he is not used to negotiating for himself and that they are placing him in a difficult position.

"If ever there was a clear case of why players need representation, this is it. Otherwise they just get bullied into submission and are forced to accept salaries that are far, far lower than what their market value is."

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