Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have admitted that just like any GladAfrica Championship clubs they are having it tough during these difficult times but have categorically denied failing to pay players’ salaries.
Reports surfaced this week that players are yet to receive their April payments to this date.
TTM Spokesperson Tshidino Ndou has rubbished the reports and denied claims that the club is going through financial difficulties.
“The ‘unpaid players’ rumour is not true, all the players were paid accordingly. Players who have experienced salary delays during lockdown are always advised to contact the club,” Ndou told FARPost.
Ndou has also revealed that the club is currently engaging with their players about issues of salaries going forward.
“Nothing has changed at TTM. Just like other GladAfrica Championship teams that had already announced salary cut due to national lockdown, TTM is currently negotiating with players about the situation. Truly speaking, the PSL grant alone has never been enough to run a professional team.
“The lockdown made the situation worse as the president of the club, Mr Masala Mulaudzi tops up from his own pocket because the club doesn’t have a sponsor. Now that lockdown affected Mulaudzi’s businesses, the club is negatively impacted,” he said.
“Lockdown made training difficult for all the teams. However, TTM provided players with a home training programme which is monitored through video calling system,” he said about their current training arrangements.
TTM who are only in their third season still stand a chance of both automatic promotion and a spot in the promotion playoffs.
They sit 4th on the log, 2 points below a promotion playoff spot and 10 points behind leaders Ajax Cape Town with six matches remaining.
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