Chiefs Respond To Bvuma R5000 Wage Claims
Kaizer Chiefs Have Spoken About Bruce Bvuma's Contract
Kaizer Chiefs have responded to the reports that their goalkeeper, Bruce Bvuma, is earning just R5000 per month, although stated that the terms of his contract are ‘confidential’.
The Sunday World reported over the weekend that the 21-year-old is earning what has been described as a ‘slave wage’, with the South African Football Players’ Union having recently voiced their concern about some of the wages in the Premier Soccer League.
While Chiefs haven’t denied the figure being quoted, they did speak about a ‘graded structure’ at the club.
A statement read:
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.