Bucs consider trimming squad


Orlando Pirates administrator Floyd Mbele says they are considering trimming their squad.

Mbele also insisted that there will be a proper discussion before deciding to cut salaries of players and staff, due to coronavirus pandemic.

“At the moment, it is too soon to tell if there will be salary cuts or not. Given that this situation affects everybody, it is one of those where sooner rather than later, if we don’t return to normality,” Mbele told IOL.

“You must understand that running a club is a business. How do we get revenue, we get grants from the league.

“We get money from the sponsors. We also get gate takings. If this funding model does not work, then something is going to give”, he added.

“What is important is that everybody needs to be consulted and kept informed about the development. Let us get the involvement of the technical team. We have to change the financial model,” said Mbele, pictured above.

“We have to consider what is going to be the best for us going forward in terms of numbers and what is it that we are going to able to deal with while making sure that everybody there is ready to be able to go forward.

“We have to check those that have kept the small squads in and around the world and see how they are doing it. Those conversations that we should be driving, not the transfer window market,” he added.

Pirates have been linked up with players like the Maritzburg duo of Richard Ofori and Rushine De Reuck.

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