SA lockdown hurts Mamelodi Sundowns, Black Leopards win bonuses


The extended suspension of all football activities will hurt many footballers' incomes, especially those at the country's richest club Mamelodi Sundowns.

State President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown from March 27 to April 16, which could force the PSL to only return to action in May if the coronavirus outbreak can be contained.

Already the PSL has suspended all matches until further notice.

Players from Sundowns and Black Leopards will feel the effects in the coming 21 days of self-isolation as both clubs provide bonuses per performance.

"Besides the salaries, Sundowns also give good bonuses to players for a win. They can rise to R30 000 per month depending on the league games and wins," an official at Sundowns tells

The Brazilians players and technical team normally share all the prize money if they win a major competition, and only need to win two more matches to lift the Nedbank Cup.

Lidoda Duvha are already reportedly paying R10 000 to each player per win and each member stands to take home an extra R60 000 if they win all six of their remaining games.

SuperSport United, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates do not pay bonuses for winning matches, only for major trophy wins.