SAFA on the back foot
SAFA have denied they owe Bafana Bafana players money, but one independent source has confirmed that this is the case.
Reports in the media suggested that the Bafana players had not been paid for the current camp, but SAFA were quick to suggest that payment would only come at a later date.
However, MTNFootball.com understands that the players have yet to receive their money for the 0-0 draw with Senegal back in February.
“The players haven’t been paid for the February game yet, how you can you motivate them to perform under those circumstances,” the source said.
SAFA have gone on the defensive though, dealing only with the issue of the current camp.
“The South African Football Association (SAFA) is disturbed by the malicious reports of the alleged non-payment of fees to Bafana Bafana players which were reported in some section of the media today (12 June 2012),” the said in a statement.
“For the record, no player in the camp at the moment is owed any outstanding allowances or bonuses as alleged by the report.
“As is the norm within the national team camps, players are paid their allowances and bonuses at the end of each camp.
“For example, for the ongoing Bafana camp which commenced on 21 May 2012, all allowances and bonuses will be captured and submitted for payment at the end of the camp on Monday, 18 June 2012. The monies will reflect in the players’ accounts within a week of that date.
“The only exception is with regards to allowances when players are playing outside of South Africa e.g. the allowances for the Botswana game have been paid to all the players.”