• Chiefs coy on Bvuma’s R5000 wage

    Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma

    Kaizer Chiefs have released a statement after reports emerged that goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma has been receiving a wage of R 5000 a month at the Soweto giants.

    The local fraternity erupted over the weekend when The Sunday World made a shocking revelation stating that the 21-year-old has been getting a paltry wage of R 5000 a month.

    Bvuma who featured twice for Chiefs in all competitions last season is represented by award-winning musician DJ Cleo and although the player’s agent refused to comment on the reports, the Naturena based-outfit released a statement which attempted to ptovide clarity on the matter.

    ‘Kaizer Chiefs noted the media reports regarding goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma’s contract,’ the club’s official website said.

    ‘The club would like to place on record that Bvuma has been part of the Kaizer Chiefs development structures since 2013/14.

    ‘It was not anticipated that the player would be involved with the senior squad this season. However, after both first-team goalkeepers, Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo, were sidelined through injury in March 2017, the club faced an emergency situation and, following a full assessment of the options available, elected to draft Bvuma into the senior squad after showing tremendous form in the MDC league.

    ‘Kaizer Chiefs operates within a graded structure that provides the framework for contracts with players at development, reserve team and first team level.

    ‘In so far as the details of players’ contracts are concerned, the terms and conditions of such agreements are confidential between the club, the player and their representative/parents.

    ‘As such, the salaries are subject to negotiations between the club, the players and their representatives/parents, and all contracts are finalised through the mutual agreement of all parties concerned,’ the statement read.

    Photo: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

    – This story originally appeared on SoccerClub.co.za

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