COVID-19 lockdown affecting footballers’ finances!

Following the extended suspension of all football activities, footballers will be affected financially including the mega-rich Mamelodi Sundowns.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown from March 27 to April 16 on Monday, which could force the PSL to only return to action in May provided the coronavirus outbreak can be contained.

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Black Leopards players received bonuses for winning games.
(Image: Gallo)

Thus players from Sundowns and Black Leopards are most likely to feel the effects in the coming 21 days of self-isolation as both clubs provide bonuses per performance.

“Besides the salaries, Sundowns also give good bonuses to players for a win. They can rise to R30 000 per month depending on the league games and wins,” an official at Sundowns told

Masandawana players and technical team normally share all the prize money if they win a major competition, and with the suspension coming in between them and possibly lifting the Nedbank Cup.

On the contrary, Lidoda Duvha are already sad to be paying R10 000 to each player per win and each member stands to take home an extra R60 000 if they win all six of their remaining games.

Meanwhile, SuperSport United, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates do not pay bonuses for winning matches but for winning major trophies.

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