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SAFPU: Players Won't Benefit From Pre-Season Soweto Derby

SAFPU: Players Won't Benefit From Pre-Season Soweto Derby

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 27, 2017 06:28 PM

The South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) would like to see players from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates benefit financially from this weekend's Soweto Derby.

 
Chiefs and Pirates will lock horns in a pre-season Soweto Derby clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
 
However, SAFPU claims the players won't stand to benefit in anyway financially from Saturday's showpiece.
 
SAFPU's statement read," This weekend will see the seventh edition of the Carling Black Label Cup being played at FNB Stadium where Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Football Clubs will lock horns in this Soweto Derby . This is the tournament that has come and known to be the opener of the season in recent years. There will be a huge financial benefit for both clubs participating. Clubs here mean the management of the teams and not necessarily the players. This game replaced the spectacular tournament, the game that players would look forward to because they understood that it presented them with the opportunity to contribute towards humanity by giving back to charities. The players expected nothing monetary as they believed in the cause and the spirit of giving back to charity.
 
"The main sponsors of the current tournament are more than happy and would not concern themselves with proceeds of the day, because they are guaranteed an increase in alcohol sales. Clubs wouldn't really care much because they are guaranteed financial relief, it is alleged that clubs are getting millions of rands for participating in this cup game. It's important to note that the same cannot be said about players. Supporters have an opportunity to get their 90 minutes of fame, by rubbing shoulders with their favourite players. It is important to note that in recent months we have been busy addressing issues relating to players salaries. The events of the passed days regard players remunation i.e. the matter between Bvuma and Kaizer Chiefs FC as testimony to the fact that players are at the end of the food
chain when it comes to financial benefits. The sad story is that the will be no games without players. Supporters wouldn't have a chance to vote for players but most importantly the question we must ask is what benefit would players get from this cup game.
 
"We know for a fact that players are not going to get anything from this because clubs are making money under a pretext that this is just a preseason friendly game to such an extent that even players are madev to believe so. As we wish the players all the best for the upcoming game the ideal situation for us will be for them to share equally in the financial benefits. We are of course under no elusion that this will happen. Our challenge to the clubs is to share with the players at least a minimum of 1% from the proceeds. Of equal importance to us will be a situation were players stand together in support of the minimum wage or make a call that clubs must do away with slavery wages. Aleast we know that amongst them some are being paid peanuts(slavery wages). It's time for players to unite, rise and support one another. "
 

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malinzim@yahoo.com Joined: 13 May 2015
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malinzim@yahoo.com Jul 29, 2017 04:35 PM
Dicemdise its true this SAFPU ya phapha 2 much. This cup has nothing 2 do with them
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dicemdise Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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dicemdise Jul 28, 2017 10:33 PM
These safpu ya phapha, these is a pre season match
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mcesi Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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mcesi Jul 28, 2017 11:54 AM
When your employer takes you for a in-service training, must you be paid for the attending the training? These players are being prepared for soccer season ahead. nothing more nothing less. There are lot of issues for this Union to deal with, they must focus on serious matter in their disposal. Friendly match is not their concern.
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La'Quintah Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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La'Quintah Jul 28, 2017 11:18 AM
They won't care about the results coz they won't get paid at the end of the day..
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matome910 Joined: 03 Aug 2011
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matome910 Jul 28, 2017 11:09 AM
@slaughter101 Which means Sundowns is run like a spaza shop yooo. Well run clubs have the issues of incentives included in their contracts. They dont have to publish that in the media
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matome910 Joined: 03 Aug 2011
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matome910 Jul 28, 2017 11:06 AM
This Bloody toothless union is misleading the Public
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cija aka return Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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cija aka return Jul 28, 2017 10:36 AM
Mmmmmm
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slaughter101 Joined: 09 Feb 2017
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slaughter101 Jul 28, 2017 10:18 AM
rama didnt leave because of money cos @ downs players r well looked after as u know all the winning r shared between players n coaches
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Just4kontrol Jul 28, 2017 10:16 AM
No man,SAFPU please be humble,sit down.it's a friendly match.
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Xolisa{khosificated} Jul 28, 2017 10:14 AM
@majasp Yaz u ar raising an important point there. these SAFPU people dont know what they ar doing... its like bafuna isitya ebumnyameni ngalo lonke ixesha... These players ar paid sufficient salaries to play in each game.... it suprizes me to learn that they have to share clubs proceedings with club to certain games... they ar stupidity ar in the high level as we speak..
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majasp Jul 28, 2017 09:29 AM
This SAFPU are now stupid players are earning salaries and bonus to play football and this game is part of their job, every game they play is what they are supposed to do. If ex players are expected to be heard they must start thinking straight and not mislead players.
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tloumatlala-wa lekhosi Jul 28, 2017 09:02 AM
@Maserati112 and Adv Gerrie Nel will prosecute Zuma >ur jst a donkey u knw tht
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tloumatlala-wa lekhosi Joined: 19 Jul 2017
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tloumatlala-wa lekhosi Jul 28, 2017 09:00 AM
who is ths donkey munyai?ths players gt their salaries evry mnth so wht r u tlkng abt cow.go gt attention sm whre
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Zax5-Bucs Jul 28, 2017 08:13 AM
How much is that money? How many pre-season tournaments should players benefit on? Are you aware of the fact that our players are not paid per match but get monthly salary? I do not support this Mbamba cup but your idea is misleading and stupid. Players are preparing themselves for new season they know their pay day so just shut up or focus on minimum wage not other things. Konje who you are vele? Are you players agent or what?
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marco25 Jul 28, 2017 08:10 AM
This Munyai guy of SAFPU is misleading fans. We know that the Monday after this Cup game, both the club's chairmen are on national Television giving away the prize to the winning fan from each team, together with their charities of choice. This Munyai would not know this coz it wasn't in his interests while he was still at Turks. Why is SAFPU so infatuated with Chiefs anyway. Why they never asked the same of the Maze Cup, the Premier's Cup and what ever-else is being played during the pre-season.? Fact is, The Carling Black Label Cup is based on Charities, and the players too have contracts to honour. So they must just seat down these guys.
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Mtwesi Joined: 17 Aug 2016
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Mtwesi Jul 28, 2017 08:07 AM
Players must get 2% of that money
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Ntandosemtfrere Joined: 16 Nov 2010
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Ntandosemtfrere Jul 28, 2017 08:05 AM
safpu nilambe Nina kuqala ,so plz try something not this 1 because because those cows get paid month end
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Austine Tungu Joined: 24 Jul 2017
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Austine Tungu Jul 28, 2017 06:38 AM
Please dont mislead our player mind
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marshchiefs Joined: 01 Sep 2015
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marshchiefs Jul 28, 2017 06:19 AM
Players hv contracts so y should they expect to get money in only one game a friendly in tht matter.
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PHEMBESHIYA Jul 28, 2017 05:53 AM
These players are at work, they are going to be payed , yintoni enye ekufuneka yenziwe?

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