Bafana players to discuss contract issue at camp


The contracts must be signed by January 5, the day coach Carlos Alberto Parreira takes his squad into camp in Durban.

The dissatisfied players, speaking on condition of anonymity, tell that they will only discuss the contentious issue of bonuses and contracts when they arrive at the camp.

This was confirmed by Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Surprise Moriri.

“I cannot even comment on whether I am happy about the contract or not. We will meet as amagents (players} in Durban to discuss the issue. The contracts have to satisfy everybody.”

The bonuses set out by Safa for the Ghana showpiece are:* R65 000 for getting past first round;* R90 000 for winning the quarterfinal;* R135 00 for winning the semi-final; and,* R210 00 for winning the final

Two players that are happy with the proposed deal are Ajax Cape Town midfielder Bryce Moon and Golden Arrows midfielder Kagiso Dikgacoi.

Although they have not returned their contracts to Safa yet, they add that they are happy with what is being offered and will submit their contracts when report for camp on January 5.

Dikgacoi tells that has gone through his contract and happy with everything that has been written on the paper.

“I have checked it and I am happy with what has been offered. I will be submitting mine when report for camp in Durban.”

Moon says his contract has been signed and now it is just a matter of submitting it back to Bafana Bafana when he reports for camp.

Teko Modise’s manager, Jazzman Mahlakgane, says that while he does not want to involve himself on the issue of players’ contracts, the Orlando Pirates’ star midfielder has not indicated anything to him about being unhappy, or sought advice on the matter.

“If Teko had a problem with the contract, I am sure he would have contacted me.”