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Talks on plot to be held today

By unknown | Oct 04, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

With the PSL 10 percent bonuses commission saga clarified, the executive will meet today where allegations of a plot to topple them will be discussed.

This comes after Irvin Khoza, PSL chairman, said they were aware that certain members of the league wanted to pass a motion of no confidence.

Though names were not mentioned, Jomo Sono - who is not on the executive - came out to say he was one of the officials opposing the payment of bonuses, adding that there was no plot.

Also standing firm on the issue of non-payment is executive member John Comitis, who on Tuesday said he was happy that no official had been paid commission.

Other issues to be discussed include the contract of Diversity, a marketing consulting company owned by Peter Mancer.

Mancer's company also stands to benefit from the R500 million Absa sponsorship for the league if the board of governors agrees to pay officials commission.

On Tuesday, Khoza made it clear that no executive member will be paid commission, adding the matter to pay officials bringing in sponsorship will be finalised by the board of governors (BOG).

"Sporting federations usually either utilise outside corporations for such purpose (to negotiate), on a commission basis, or their own officials.

"For example, Danny Jordaan (2010 OC chief executive) has been utilised by the South African Football Association (Safa) on this basis."

Khoza went on to say he would not have a problem if the recommendation was shot down by the BOG, adding that he was in football to contribute to its growth and not make money.

Meanwhile, the South African Football Association Players' Union has welcomed the news that no sponsorship committee members will receive a commission until the matter was finalised by the BOG.

Elvis Sekgobela, Safpu's media officer, said they did not have a problem with officials getting or not getting the commission money.

Sekgobela said there was an urgent need to introduce pension and provident fund schemes for the players at all the clubs.

"Players such as Patrick Mbuthu and Thabo Mngomeni have lost close to one million rand after their teams were sold and with money from television rights, these players can get something.

"We also want to reiterate that the PSL is the best league in Africa today because of our members (players),"I said Cappt Matutoane, Safpu's organiser.


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