TTM Boss – R7m Will Be Shared With Players
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) chairman Abram Sello has confirmed that the R7 million Nedbank Cup prize money will be shared among the players and staff, during a home coming celebration by the Limpopo Provincial government.
The ceremony which was followed by a street trophy parade in the city of Polokwane was to honour the side for winning the 2021 Nedbank Cup, Lethabo Kganyago reports.
Sello said the event meant a lot for him and the team who only returned home on Wednesday since their triumph in Mangaung last weekend.
He also admitted that winning the cup was unexpected considering the kind of opposition TTM faced in the campaign.
“I could say it was a surprise of some sort. As you go on and things unfold, winning against big teams like SuperSport, going against Swallows, some breaking better records which have never beaten before and the worse one was when we beat Sundowns and we realised the dream is our way, and we expected it from that time. The rest it was a journey,” Sello told media at Meropa Casino on Thursday.
Asked what will happen to the R7milion they won with the cup, Sello said each player was going to get their fair share of the money because they are a family.
“We are going to make sure that the money works for us as a family of TTM. The players, the technical team, the management and everybody attached to the team each one they will get each portion of what they deserve according to our arrangement and agreement with the club,” added the chairman.
Sello further clarified the issue surrounding the medals. Earlier in the week FarPost reported that players who featured in the historic cup final had decided to return their medals to the club as a protest to the fact that some of their teammates had not received any accolade.
Sello said the matter been resolved by the Premier Soccer League.
“The medals are there, we’ve got the medals with us, its just that if you can look at the news today, PSL put a statement, let me not comment above my superiors. They said the misinterpretation which has happened it was very clear and everybody will understand it.
“The medals are in the hands of the management. PSL mentioned how we should allocate them. That was the presentation only during the celebration the rest our management and chairman must make sure everything is done accordingly. “
Despite their cup glory the Dylan Kerr-led side still find themselves in a relegation battle in the league sitting second from bottom with 25 points and a game in hand. However, the chairman said he is confident Vhadau Vha Damani will survive.