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I am not about to make public my opinion on the hefty bonuses due to members of the Premier Soccer League Sponsorship Committee accruing from the historic television deal just yet.
You see, there are technicalities that I am still dabbling with. Thing is, it has taken years of practice to admit when I am out of my depth and this is one situation where I am completely out of depth.
I am still trying to figure out how much negotiating effort goes into drafting an Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.
I am still wondering what amount of work goes into making the market to price your product at such high value.
Another big poser is that when should 10 percent be 10 percent? Should it be 10 percent when a couple of a hundred millions are involved only to become flexible when the figure gets as big as the current PSL/SuperSport International deal.
To my knowledge, it is written in black and white that anyone procuring sponsorship for both the Premier Soccer League and Safa is entitled to a 10 percent commission. Ever wondered how much money SA 2010 LOC chief Danny Jordaan has made?
As I have already pointed out I am reluctant to make my opinion public but to say I am green with envy would be taking the word understatement to unprecedented levels.
To a poor fellah like myself, R30 million would mean retirement, away from the hustle and bustle of football but then I suppose some of these gentlemen have more passion for the game than I do.
I bet you, I am not the only envious individual out there. There are those who have been in football for far longer than Mato Madlala and believe they have made a contribution bigger than that of Peter Mancer.
The thought of the abovementioned pair getting similar or better treatment than they get from bank managers is simply killing them.
I read with interest when Jomo Sono and John Comitis were widely quoted in Sunday newspapers as livid being , even threatening court action.
The first question that sprang to mind as they leapt onto a moral pedestal was why would such important players in the game be oblivious of the 10 percent commission rule.
If we are to believe that raising sponsorship was as easy as they would want us to believe, then Jomo Cosmos and Ajax Cape Town would be the best sponsored teams in the league.
For now, I will keep my jealousy and envy to myself until I find something to nail the soon-to-be-filthy rich members of the sponsorship committee because as things stand, even the highest court in the land has no authority to revoke the payments.