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SAFA To Receive Millions From Chiefs, Downs & Bucs

By Velile Mnyandu

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is set to receive millions thanks to Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

SAFA are benefitting from the trio’s good run in CAF inter club competitions this season after all three made it out of the the group stages in Champions League and Confederations Cup, respectively.

Chiefs, of course, had the best CAF campaign, qualifying for their ever final after taking part in their first ever group stages.

As a consequence, Amakhosi earned R18.2 million as runners-up, while champions Al Ahly received R36.7 million.

Sundowns, meanwhile, earned R9.4 million from their run to the CAFCL quarter-final, where they were knocked out by Al Ahly. 

Pirates are also getting around R5 million after making it to the quarter-final of the CAF Confederations Cup.

But the three clubs will have to pass around 5% of their earnings onto SAFA, as the association has been doing the administration of the clubs when they play in CAF’s club competitions.

This means, Chiefs’ earnings will contribute about R900 000 to SAFA, with Downs adding R470 000 and Pirates around R250 000.

This money could make a huge difference in the 53 SAFA regions, especially in the country’s football development.  

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