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Sport - Date: 09 November 2017
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 1420
The brand manager of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM), Mr Nicholas Madzuhe, dismissed reports by certain media houses that his club had failed to pay the players’ salaries as “a bunch of lies meant to destabilize the club”.
According to the reports, TTM allegedly failed to meet certain obligations of paying the players’ salaries.
Madzuhe revealed that the club does not have cash flow problems as reported. When asked if they had not defaulted when it came to the payment of the players’ salaries in the past months, Madzuhe said that the only thing he thought was creating confusion was the fact that they were in the process of parting ways with several players.
He said that they had signed many players at the beginning of the season in a bid to beat the league’s deadline for the registration of players. He further indicated that the team’s technical staff had not had enough time to assess the players before signing them, because they had only bought the NFD franchise three weeks before the activities for the new season began.
He stated once again that it had only been discovered after several weeks that some of the players they had signed would not feature in the plans of the team’s technical staff. According to him, the technical staff were then advised to reduce the squad to 30 players.
He said that the club was busy negotiating with the players who were not in the plans of the technical staff for a settlement. According to him there could be some players who were not comfortable with this arrangement and had ultimately started with the “smearing campaign” in a bid to dent the club’s good image. He reiterated the fact that all 30 players who featured in the technical staff's planning were happy.
“If the players were not happy, the team wouldn’t be where it is today on the log standings,” he said. He emphasised that TTM is one of the clubs that are paying the players competitive salaries.
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Mr Nicholas Madzuhe.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.