- Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila boss Abram Sello has promised to give all the soccer players and staff members the R7 million they won in the Nedbank Cup
- Sello says everyone deserves to get a share after TTM bagged their first trophy in the South African top-tier soccer
- TTM beat Chippa United 1-0 in the final of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday night and Sello says the money will motivate his soccer team
Following their historic over Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday night, Tshwakhuma Tsha Madivhandila players are set to smile all the way to the bank.
This comes after chairman and club owner Abram Sello has promised to give their entire R7 million prize money to his players‚ staff and other members of the technical team.
TTM beat the Chilli Boys in the Ke Yona final at Free State Stadium and will now represent South Africa in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.
Sello says everyone has worked for their first top-flight trophy and that everybody deserves a share. He told SowetanLive:
“I am going to take the whole amount of R7m and give it to all the structures of the club‚ starting with the cleaners. Everyone worked hard for this and it was not only the players.
"All the structures in the club must be able to get something so that they are motivated as we move on. My culture as a leader and businessman is always to motivate people that I work with because that makes sure they work to their maximum potential and achieve maximum results.
“We spoke about this issue of a bonus before the final and I told them to wait until we get the trophy and the cheque. Promises were [made and we said] when we win the tournament things are going to be like this or like that.
"I said everyone who contributed during the tournament will get a bonus if we win and they are going to get it now that we have won the trophy.”
As they also faced the possibility of fighting the relegation, the Polokwane-based club boss’ gesture might also cheer his players up.
The Premier Soccer League newbies are set to face the likes of Stellenbosch‚ Maritzburg United‚ Chippa and Black Leopards in their remaining DStv Premiership matches. He added:
"We are still fighting in the league for safety and we are going to play in the Caf Confederation Cup next season.
"This will go a long way in motivating everybody because it is not going to be easy. The bonus is subject to whatever costs we may have incurred along the way to the final but the committee will come up with recommendations of how the money will be split."
Swallows FC have joined many in congratulating the new champions as they dropped a few lines addressed to the Limpopo-based club. Reported SoccerLaduma:
“Dear @TTM_Original finally you receive a letter of congratulations. Well done Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila."
TTM currently sits 14th on the log table and in other sports news, Briefly News recently reported that SuperSport United midfielder Sipho Mbule’s future is a subject of speculation once again and reports suggest that Mamelodi Sundowns are also eyeing him.
In the recent past, Mbule has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs but the Brazilians have since joined the scramble for his signature.
According to local media reports, the Free State-born midfielder could be playing football for either Sundowns or Amakhosi next season.
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Source: Briefly News