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Bafana Bafana will only receive bonuses at the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

Posted: 17 January 2013 Time: 9:01 am

Bafana Bafana have a troubled history with tournament bonuses – but this time the team has decided only to talk about money if they reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final stage.

Bonus negotiations disrupted the team ahead of the 2008 Nations Cup in Ghana, when some players refused to sign bonus contracts, the 2009 Confederations Cup, and the 2010 World Cup, when the team argued about which senior players should negotiate on their behalf.

Earlier this week the issue reared its head again, when reports suggested Bafana would earn R1-million each if they reached the final. More disruptions would have been the final straw for fans, many of whom are disillusioned with the team after mediocre performances in warm-up matches, but Gordon Igesund said yesterday that the team are not thinking about bonuses right now.

"They said they didn't want to get paid for the first game and they also didn't want to get paid for the second game, even if they win these matches," Igesund said before yesterday’s evening training session at Orlando Stadium.

"They said: 'Let us qualify for the next round and then maybe we can get something'."

Bafana play their first match against Cape Verde on Saturday, followed by matches against Angola and Morocco, and Igesund says it is refreshing to have a team so focused on the football.

"This is probably the first time in the history of the national team to hear players saying they do not want to get paid," Igesund said. "They have shown great character with what is happening."

Previous comments on this story...

Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:06 am
Yep this is a good decision, money should never be a motivator to perform for your country

DTC '37
shobkhosi
posted: 09:07 am
this show how serious our players are about this tornament, go on Bafana make us proud.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 09:07 am
Bafana turn down bonuses
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They know they can't reach the targets anyway..!!!
Mbhebhisto
posted: 09:07 am
Thats good for our players to show the commitment to the nation. Keep it up guys. Although Manyisa and Sangweni were against this, citing the installments that they have to pay to their Mazda 323. These Gorillas want to disrupt everything
''Beckham''Hazard''
posted: 09:08 am
jesus these boys are dumn, but commited i guess, or its just mind games nje, let ur feet do the talking guys, 2 days to go.......
shapa bafana!!!!!!
shobkhosi
posted: 09:08 am
this show how serious our players are about this tornament, go on Bafana make us proud.
skhuZN
posted: 09:09 am
I don't care about your ###### bonus,I need the trophy that all,.
*Bucaneerlogy*
posted: 09:10 am
Mr editor we not stupid, his headline is misleading
shobkhosi
posted: 09:10 am
do it Bafana for the love of the country
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:11 am
Personally I don't think we have what it takes to reaches the semi's and I think that there's gonna be more heartache for the South African public but I'm still 100% behind the team
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:13 am
"They said they didn't want to get paid for the first game and they also didn't want to get paid for the second game, even if they win these matches," They said: 'Let us qualify for the next round and then maybe we can get something'."
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Its because they owe us a lot for their lacklustre performance of their previous games....

#Lets rally on, we behind you all the way#
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:14 am
I meant to reach the semi's
Tico MP
posted: 09:14 am
1M AS O BONUS...WOW
KingMay
posted: 09:14 am
Don't deserve them anyways....that money can be used in Nkandla' Zuma Estate...

This is showing how serious they are???? What a joke...

They know they don't have what it takes!
KOIYOKO
posted: 09:14 am
That's what happens when Aaron Mokoena, Benni McCarthy, Mbulelo Mabizela and Teko Modise are not on the team. Sound decisions are made !!
9000 Seconds (Precision Engineering)
posted: 09:15 am
That's the spirit BOYS.

citing payement to the the installment of their mazda 323. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.
Lol, classic joh.

I was born Glamorous
KingMay
posted: 09:16 am
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategistposted: 09:11 am | Report
Personally I don't think we have what it takes to reaches the semi's and I think that there's gonna be more heartache for the South African public but I'm still 100% behind the team
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You and I know that our team will need a miracle to do any wonders in this AFCON...
Herbert "herbs" semenya
posted: 09:16 am
Nice one boys......go n make our country happy
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:18 am
I was checking the AFCON Documentary...last nyt.

And only Mukwevho(Chiefs) and that shower-cap guy from Celtic...got interviewd for the fans perspective.

I guess Supersport dnt trust the Rodent fans no more since that Goodenough Sithole debacle...
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:24 am
Mbhebhisto

posted: 09:07 am | Report

Thats good for our players to show the commitment to the nation. Keep it up guys. Although Manyisa and Sangweni were against this, citing the installments that they have to pay to their Mazda 323. These Gorillas want to disrupt everything
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Wahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

UMeyiwa yena ubekhala ngeRadox....Ethi: Niyadakwa nina!! Niyazi ukuthi ularge walento uMajoro angifundise yona ubiza malini?

FACT: Meyiwa started bathing in the Bafana camp....the previous smell made De Sa think that he's got the "big ones".
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