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Yanga President Reveals How Much CAFCL Trip To SA Cost Them

Young Africans president Engineer Hersi Said has given insight into how much the trip to South Africa to play Mamelodi Sundowns costs the club.

Sundowns and Yanga are set to play the second leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final final on Friday evening.

Speaking to the South African Football Journalists Association on Thursday, Said explained that the cost to travel for a game like this can be anything from $80k to $100k (R1.5m to R1.85m).

“It’s very expensive to run a football club, I can tell you my trip just to come to South Africa to play Mamelodi Sundowns, you’re not talking about less than almost $80,000 for one trip.,” Said told SAFJA members.

“I’ll give you an example. You’re talking about $600 Tanzania to South Africa return tickets. Let’s do our calculation. How much is that?

“$600 times 50 people you’re talking about $30,000. Correct?

“50 people times $150 a day times four days? How much is that? Let me help you. You’re talking $30,000 again, correct? Plus $30,000 for the transport because you haven’t captured anything outside those two, flights and hotel.

“You need to commute around here. Some of the members, some of the players some of the technical staff, they need to be paid some allowances when they travel. So it’s not less than $100,000 minimum for one trip. And it’s a trip of four, five days.

“So we need money to run these football clubs. And if these tournaments are coming in, we’re more than happy to have these tournaments, if they can be able as well to elevate the packages.”

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