Pitso questions MTN8, league prize money
Posted: 13 August 2018 Time: 17:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has questioned the prize money clubs get in the MTN8 and Absa Premiership.
The MTN8 title comes with a hefty R8 million cheque, while the Absa Premiership trophy only carries an extra R2 million in prize money.
Winning the MTN8 takes just four matches and despite playing 30 matches, the league crown offers only a little more in financial terms.
The PSL renewed its sponsorship with Absa before the start of last season after 10 years, but the prize money did not change.
“Of course we want to win the top eight. Who does not want to win the top eight. If you look at the value of top, you play four games and you get R8 million. Why should you play 30 games to get R10 million? For me it does not make sense financial-wise,” Mosimane said last week, before their clash against Golden Arrows over the weekend.
“I am not trying to sound like a guy who is trying to cause problems, but it’s the facts. You know that I am right. Probably the league will go to R30 million one of these days because it’s been R10 million for long now.”