Cape Town - Baroka FC Chief Executive Officer Morgan Mammila
says his players must focus on winning the Telkom Knockout and must not be
concerned about the cash bonuses.
Bakgaga are set to take on Orlando Pirates in the final on
Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, with the match
kicking off from 18:00.
It has become a regular occurrence for clubs to offer a
financial bonus as an incentive to perform at an even higher level in the
However, with R4 million at stake for the side that claims
the TKO crown - Mammila takes the view that no discussions about money will be
held and that the only priority for the players is to focus on the match.
He told KickOff website when asked about any potential
incentive structure: "No! You know, our players are focused, and you know
excitement...we [are] controlling the excitement.
"So, all what we need...play and not concede. When we
play Pirates, concentrate and the rest will follow.
"No, our players are paid well man, so they are not
even thinking about bonuses now. They are thinking only about the match, the
final...if we win the final.
"Yeah, you know people have already given Pirates the
cup, a big 10 days even before the match. But it's fine. We even saw that they
are going to play with a new kit."