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Report: How Much Motsepe Paid For Barca Clash

Report: How Much Mamelodi Sundowns Owner Patrice Motsepe Paid For FC Barcelona Clash

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By David Kappel - May 16, 2018 01:30 PM @kappilinho

A report in Spain has suggested how much Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has paid FC Barcelona for the clash against the Premier Soccer League champions.

Read: Barca & Messi Cause Stir At OR Tambo

The Catalan giants arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, and will face Downs in the "clash of the champions" at 6.15pm local time.

Local media had claimed Motsepe paid Barcelona a whopping R100 million for them to come to South Africa for a second time, but Mundo Deportivo, a publication close to the Spanish club, believe it was less than half that amount.

They claim Motsepe paid about €3 million (R44.5 million) for the game, and that it was arranged with the help of former Blaugrana player Jose Edmilson. The retired Brazilian, who made 96 appearances under Frank Rijkaard for the Camp Nou club, is the official ambassador for Barcelona's soccer schools around the world and reportedly a close friend of Motsepe's.

The report also stated that the initial proposal was for Barcelona to face Masandawana after the current campaign during their off-season, but this would have clashed with Barca's planned tour of the US.

As a consequence and after Barcelona were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage, both sides agreed for the game to take place this week, between the final two LaLiga match rounds.

Barcelona announced their travelling squad on Tuesday night, and brought all their big stars, with the exception of injured duo Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen.

Read: Barca Announce Squad For Downs Clash

It remains to be seen, though, just how many minutes superstar Lionel Messi will play after he missed Barca's 5-4 defeat to Levante – their first of the current LaLiga campaign – on Sunday and also trained only individually before the Spanish club travelled to South Africa.

Do you think Sundowns can upset Barca tonight? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Tedd Joined: 04 Apr 2016
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Tedd May 18, 2018 12:13 AM
@LeCowhlohlo correctly said Sir "his money" who cares what you spent your money on,,booz its your money mos. I saw messy live bcos of Mr Motsepe
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 10:34 AM
@LeCowhlo, are you spending your money on wise things my brother. You can call him names but you're bussy commenting on the game he brought. You slept late last night watching the game he brought.
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LeCowhlohlo May 17, 2018 10:29 AM
@Daddy1 you are right he's enjoy to spent his money on top of stupid things.
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LeCowhlohlo May 17, 2018 10:27 AM
@Daddy1 Barca is also has the record to chew Motsepe 's billions.
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 10:18 AM
@LeCowhlo, he's enjoying spending his money
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ominouskhosi May 17, 2018 10:06 AM
sundowns = stupid african team in history
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Daddy1 Joined: 04 May 2016
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 09:48 AM
Demons & evil spirits don't know that Mr Motsepe donated half of his wealth to charity because the good work he did was hidden by their jealousy
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LeCowhlohlo Joined: 07 Oct 2016
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LeCowhlohlo May 17, 2018 09:32 AM
You can think that the guy is wise, but guess what, he is driven by the moola.
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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina May 17, 2018 07:41 AM
@the-champion We know for sure that you are only consoling yourself because the beating is always painful. Your annoying comment shows your pain.
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LeCowhlohlo May 17, 2018 07:02 AM
This is a swearing to Khama Billiat.
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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina May 17, 2018 06:46 AM
This rich man has too much money to waste on useless uses. Just like that, 44 million rands, gone to Spain while South Africans need lots of money! Leziqumama kahle-kahle ziyaphapha.
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LeCowhlohlo May 17, 2018 01:56 AM
He paid R44.5 million to sell out his team, tjerrrrrrr. The final score is dunu 1-3 Barcelona.
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clemz7 May 16, 2018 11:15 PM
Even if if R1000 mina I don't care but I think he undermined African Champions league, I don't think Barca was going to postponed their champions lig for friendly game
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Daddy1 May 16, 2018 10:13 PM
We still have people who don't know that Motsepe donated 1/2 of his wealth to charity??????. Some people aren't informed really
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shibambusl@gmail.com May 16, 2018 10:08 PM
@Fifa 81, it the on www.Motsepefoundation.org.za. For bursary n other donations. Visit
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Fifa 81 May 16, 2018 09:05 PM
Lots of money he should help the poor people with that money even school children for university.
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daddyb May 16, 2018 08:13 PM
eish bo abuti barona balo tebelwa msebetsing chelete ile le Barcelona
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baba ka Luvo May 16, 2018 08:04 PM
thanks for giving us correct figures
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Schakos May 16, 2018 07:42 PM
@the-champion The whole football fraternity knows that we are the champions,you dont need to remind them especially in this manner
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KhombayaLikhosi May 16, 2018 07:10 PM
As much as I hate dunu with passion but really I think when it comes to money mr motsepe should use it however he likes after all it is his does anyone ever choose for you on how you spend your own money regardless even if you get finacial advices/workshops come on people let's just be realistic and let's not forget about the charity's he plays roles in it can't be all about going about how people would react one should also put themselves first

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