Orlando Pirates youngster, Eethe Khaukanani, has allegedly not been paid by the National First Division club where he is currently on loan.
Khaukanani is with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC in the NFD. The striker was loaned to the Limpopo outfit from Pirates prior to the start of the 2017/18 season.
In edition 1047 of Soccer Laduma, the Siya crew reported that TTM has been accused of allegedly failing to pay the salaries of players.
While the South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) and various sources confirmed that TTM allegedly failed to pay the players, the club’s general manager Joel Masutha denied any of reports.
News reaching the Siya crew is that Khaukanani has not yet received his salary from the club.
“Eethe Khaukanani hasn’t been paid his salary at TTM. Last month he was paid but not in full. Now he hasn’t been paid. Now the player has been threatened that he will receive his clearance because he complained,” said the source.
Contacted for comment, Khaukanani’s agent Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi from Rush Hour Sports Management confirmed that the player has not received a salary from the club.
“It’s true that Eethe Khaukanani hasn’t been paid his salary for this month. I don’t blame the chairman of the club here but the problem is that some of the people working for the chairman are wrong people who are not doing things the way they should be done. They owe him a lot of money because his salary was not paid in full the last time. Now the club has threatened to terminate his contract. There should difference between amateur and professional football. Some people don’t respect contracts,” said Mulovhedzi.