Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane isn’t pleased with the subsidy that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) gives to South African teams who participate in Confederation of African Football (Caf) club tournaments as he feels it’s not enough to cover expenses.
The PSL offers teams taking part in the Caf Champions league and Caf Confederation Cup one million rands.
Mosimane used the cost of a chartered flight to state his case for more funds because a chartered flight costs approximately one million rands.
Mosimane believes better travelling arrangements can help better South African clubs’ performances in these tournaments, as traveling directly to the country where the game will be played and back will give them time to focus on the game.
“The teams that play Champions League and Confederation Cup need to be supported financially, it is difficult to travel. We need to have our team to travel and play, and be able to come back. We can’t say we flew for 20 hours and come back, let’s go direct. That can also help facilitate our input in Confederation Cup and Champions League,” said Mosimane.
The former Bafana Bafana coach said sponsorship shouldn’t be left to the PSL alone as there are other sectors that can fund Absa Premiership teams.
“Maybe there should be different sponsorships, we have the infrastructure. You can’t tell me that there is no one at corporate level that can support that.”