Gallants players crying over R3.5mil

Nedbank Cup

Marumo Gallants FC owner Abram Sello has explained why the players have not yet received their bonuses for winning the Nedbank Cup last season.

According to sources, Gallants players are distraught at not yet having received their bonuses for winning the cup after defeating Chippa United in May.

The club secured their first piece of silverware in the maiden season in the top flight and promises were made to share the R7-million prize money, with the club retaining half and the players splitting the rest.

"The issue of the Nedbank it's an internal thing where the auditors are working on. Remember we are working with SARS here and all those other things,” Abram tells

“You can't just turn a blind eye and work recklessly. They know where we are, what is happening, so I don't expect anybody to complain.”

There are also rumours that former Mamelodi Sundowns star Mogakolodi Ngele has been banished from the team after raising the issue of the cup bonus.

"Everything runs smoothly with us. Ngele, the only difference is that his contract is expiring like the other players on the 30th of June,” he added.

"We sent everybody notices to renew, they referred us to agencies and we've appointed somebody from the management to renew the contracts.

“We will only get the results when they come back [for pre-season], if they don't respond or come back, we don't know but we will keep on chasing. Nobody so far is released. So, I still expect my whole entire team, which made me proud in the Nedbank.”