BoD agreed to sponsorship commissions

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PSL chairman Irvin Khoza placed the minutes of a BOG meeting in November last year of the biennial general meeting of the National Soccer League (NSL) disclosing this before a Parliamentary committee yesterday.

These minutes confirmed that if an outside agency negotiated sponsorships for the NSL or PSL, they were paid 20 percent -25 percent of the total amount as a ‘market-related commission’.

If, however, the sponsorship was negotiated internally then those who secured it should be paid 10 percent. This was later changed to 15 percent by the NSL executive committee.

Khoza stressed to the Parliamentary committee that the meeting agreed on two principles at that meeting – “that commissions would be payable and that negotiations should be handled from within rather than bringing in external third parties.”

He said that no one in the football family had questioned this and only the media had been critical of the decisions taken.

The negotiating team was confirmed as Khoza, former PSL CEO Trevor Phillips, executive committee member Mato Madlala, head of diversity management Peter Mancer, and head of the PSL finance committee Kaizer Motaung.