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Pitso’s ‘Navy Seals’ Set For Millions In Payment Too

Pitso Mosimane’s technical team, consisting of Kabelo Rangoaga, Musi Matlaba, Maahier Davids and Kyle Solomon, have also won their cases against Al Ahli Jeddah in Saudi Arabia via FIFA Football tribunal.  

KB was appointed in the position of strength and conditioning fitness coach on 23 September 2022 until 30 June 2023 (time spans in this article are the same for all of Mosimane’s “navy seals”).    

According to the contract, the respondent (Ahli) undertook to pay the claimant (Rangoaga) $232,500 (R4.5 million) net as annual salary for the season 2022/2023, equalling to a salary of $29,062.50 (R560,000) between 31 October 2022 until 31 May 2023. 

In additon, a bonus of $30,000 (R580,000) for promotion to the Saudi Pro League at the end of the season 2022/2023; and another $15,000 (R290,000) for winning the Saudi First Division. The document also shows Rangoaga was set to earn $300,000 net for the 2023/24 season.

FIFA ruled that Al Ahli must pay KB $79,000 (R1.5 million) net in outstanding renumeration plus 5% interest, as well as $167,200 (R3.2 million) net as compensation for breach of contract plus interest.

Davids, who joined as Mosimane’s assistant, received an annual salary was $124,000 (R2.4 million) for the 2022/23 season. His bonus for promotion was set at $16,000 (R309,000) net and another $8,000 (R155,000) net for winning the Saudi First Division. There was a $160,000 (R3.1 million) net annual salary for the season 2023/2024.  

Al Ahli was ordered to pay $46,100 (R890,000) net in outstanding remuneration plus 5% interest, Davids was also ordered to receive $68,400 (R1.3 million) net as compensation for breach of contract without just cause plus 5% interest. 

Matlaba, Mosimane’s head analyst, was on a $124,000 (R2.4 million) net annual salary for the season 2022/2023, while his bonuses were $16,000 (R309,000) for promotion and $8,000 (R155,000) for winning the Yelo League. In addition, Matlaba’s salary for 2023/24 was set at $160,000 (R3.1 million).

Ahli were ordered to pay Matlaba $12,800 (R247,000) net in outstanding remuneration, and $61,792 (R1.2 million) net as compensation for breach of contract without just cause plus 5% interest.

Finally Solomon, who also works as analyst in Mosimane’s technical team, was paid $77,500 (R1.5 million) net as annual salary for the 2022/23 season, with bonuses of $10,000 (R193,000) net for promotion to the Saudi Pro League and $5,000 (R97,000) net for winning the Saudi First Division. Meanwhile, a salary of $100,000 (R1.9 million) net for the season 2023/2024.

Al Ahli were ordered to pay $28,000 (R540,000) net as outstanding remuneration plus 5% interest, and $30,662.50 (R592,000) net for breach of contract without just cause plus 5% interest.  

According to article 57 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes, Ahli has the right to appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days of receipt of the notification of this decision. It is not clear whether they did or not as FIFA didn’t state it.  

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.
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