Pitso: Our President Will Give Sundowns Players All The Money
This weekend Mamelodi Sundowns will look to begin their pursuit to lift the MTN8 trophy and Soccer Laduma takes a look at the prize money up for grabs for Masandawana in all competitions.
Sundowns will lock horns with Golden Arrows in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 competition, with Mosimane revealing that the financial side of things should serve as a good motivation for the team to go all out and win the competition.
“It is a good competition for the players financially, because you play four games and you win R8 million and then when you win the league it is 26 more games, then it is R2 million difference,” Mosimane said at the MTN8 media open day.
“I am not a financial guy but with my limited knowledge, I think maybe the top eight is the easy one to win for money. I think the boys need it and once they win it our generous president he gives them all the money. I hope they don’t say, ah lets win this one it’s four games and two million rand less than the 10 million rand, why should we go fight for 30 games? So we love the MTN8, we love it, why not,” he added.
Sundowns will be competing in all competitions, both domestically and in Africa, with the biggest prize money is that of winning the CAF Champions League campaign
Prize money for all competitions:
MTN8 = R8 million
Nedbank Cup = R7 million
Telkom Knockout Cup = R4 million
Absa Premiership title = R10 million
CAF Champions League = $2.5 million (±R34.65 million)
“For us it is not about money or maybe for me personally it is not about money it is about winning the titles and making the team know that they have to lift the trophy, I like to see (it), it is one thing I love is seeing the boys lift the trophy, I am always there next to them. For me, I love that and it is the culture,” Mosimane concluded.