Despite being guaranteed a place in the Premier Division next season, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have a big incentive to do well in the PSL promotion/relegation playoffs.
TTM will move from the GladAfrica Championship to the top-flight after buying the status of Bidvest Wits back in May.
After purchasing a Premiership status, the Limpopo club in turn sold their first division status to Sekhukhune United.
FARPost has been reliably told that there is a deal in place between Tshakhuma and Sekhukhune to pay an extra amount to the deal already in place, which is reported to be around R10 million for the GladAfrica Championship status.
“There is an effort to ensure that the club finds itself in the PSL (Absa premiership) next season so the players have been getting bonuses for a win per match, sponsored by the incoming owners, and it seems it will continue in the play-offs,” said our informant.
“Yes it is also true that the new owner (Simon Malatjie) has committed to paying around R3-5 million if the club can win the play-offs,”
When contacted for a comment, Alex Bapela who is the director at Sekhukhune United, declined to confirm or deny the reports.
“I can’t comment on those things. Even if that was the case then it would be between the two owners because I don’t get involved at that level, so I don’t know,” he said.
Both Malatjie and Masala Mulaudzi could not be reached for a comment.
This publication has also been reliably informed that the club had preferred to play their home matches in the Sekhukhune Region in Limpopo.
But the lack of facilities in the area has forced them to make enquiries at the Old Peter Mokaba in Polokwane, Tsakane Stadium in Brakpan as well as the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa to use as their home ground.
Johnny Ferreira will be the head coach as of next season.
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By Ofhani Munyai