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Minister Fikile Strikes Again

The country has been in elation ever since Mamelodi Sundowns won the CAF Champions League. Of course, having achieved such an accolade, the team deserves every reward that comes their way. Included in the rewards, however, was a R700 000 cheque given to Sundowns by sport minister Fikile Mbalula, and the supporters have discussed this.

Many strongly disapprove of the latest move from Mbalula. Firstly, it seems like a bit of a pointless exercise to give the richest club in South Africa more money, especially as the club just received R20 million from winning the competition, as well as R10 million for winning the league a few months back.

Was there no better way for government to show their appreciation to Sundowns?

Many supporters also feel that, in the current situation in South Africa, where economic times are tough and political times are uncertain, it is also a bit insensitive to be handing money between the rich and the rich. Here is one supporter's view on the matter:

"That is why our kids are fighting for free education. They see that we have money to waste, now they want to see that money being used in education rather than being wasted in useless rewards like this with this." – Yaya toure aka Pepe Guardiola hater

While it is important to remember that Fikile does not work in the same department as education, and therefore can't simply use the money for other industries, it still seems like an insensitive gesture in the times we find ourselves in.

Furthermore, even if the money were to stay within the sports industry, was there no better way to allocate the money? A new academy perhaps? A refurbished field? Footballing kit for dozens of underprivileged teams?

What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you agree with the move made by Mbalula?

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