PSL News 12.10.2017 10:14 am

Baroka boss reveals players’ salaries

Chairman Khurishi Mphahlele during the Baroka Press conference at Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort on the 11 July 2016 ©Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

Chairman Khurishi Mphahlele during the Baroka Press conference at Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort on the 11 July 2016 ©Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

Baroka FC Chairman Khurishi Mphahlele says the Limpopo club spends R5 million a month on travelling around the country and wages.

Mphahlele adds that the players’ salaries are the club’s highest expense.

“You need at least R5 million a month to run a Premiership team without a stress, but that is for Baroka. I cannot speak for other teams because we do not have the same [number of] staff,” Mphahlele told The Sowetan.

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“What I can tell you is that the amount is enough for Baroka to keep going.”

“The salaries of players is the most expensive feature in this R5-million. The highest earner here is getting R200000 and the lowest is pocketing R50000 every month,” continued Mphahlele.

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Mphahlele says it is important to keep the players happy and that they club could rope in another sponsor soon.

“Our sponsors are giving us a lot of money on monthly basis, but I cannot divulge what we are getting from them because it is confidential.

“We are busy with some car company which might also be our partners. With all these, I can safely say that my team is not necessarily struggling.”

Baroka have funeral service provider Two Mountains and Clover as sponsors.

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