Comitis aims to avoid City retrenchments


Cape Town City chairman John Comitis says despite the difficulties of not making any money at the moment, the club has paid everybody's salaries 100 percent to date.

The Citizens owner does admit, however, that as a club they might be forced to follow the route of salary cuts or retrenchments if football does not resume soon.

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Due to the national lockdown, all sporting activities have been suspended and City is one of the PSL clubs currently engaged with players over possible salary reductions.

"I think if you look all over the world this is not something that is different, we are in business like any other business," Comitis tells

"We are looking at our financial situation. I can confirm that every player, every single staff member got paid 100 percent of their salaries in April and that's despite the fact that nobody worked.

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"So we are trying to do the best we can, and if there has to be certain constraints for us to survive as a business we will consider that. At this stage no finality has been done or made on that.

"We paid the full month of April, and we are trying to continuously do that if it's possible. We are no different to any other business where there are even layoffs, there have been retrenchments.

"We are trying to keep everybody on board so I think we should be commended on that. We paid everybody 100 percent in April."

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