Bonus for Bafana

bafana_bafana_moses_mabhidaPRETORIA While the South African national football team, Bafana Bafana, might have made history by becoming the first host nation to be knocked out of the World Cup in the first round, the 23 members of the team will be smiling all the way to the bank following revelations that they will share a tota

While the South African Football Association (SAFA) leadership refused to either confirm or deny these figures, The Zimbabwean has it on good authority that each player will take home roughly about R536 000.

However, the players will not get the Mercedes Benz cars they were each promised if they had managed to win the World Cup.

The money is calculated in terms of allowances. The players were promised bonuses for either a draw or a win as well as additional money for each goal scored. Apart from this, there are R800 daily allowances for each of them, from the time the team was cut down to 23 on 1 June, said the source.

According to the source, the players will receive R2 760 000 for their win in the match against France and an additional R2 000 000 for the two goals they scored in that victory.

And for their 1 1 draw in the match against Mexico, the players will receive R1 150 000 and an additional R500 000 for the single goal that they scored.

While they lost 0 3 to Uruguay, the players will still get appearance fees to the tune of R5 520 000 for the three matches that they took part in during the historic tournament.

Asked to confirm the figures, SAFA chief executive Leslie Sedibe said he did not discuss the salaries of any of their employees in the media.

That is handled by our finance department and is not for the consumption of the public. We do not discuss the salaries of the players in the media, said Sedibe.

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