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Itumeleng Khune messes up, Salary slashed by 20%, now earning R65,000 less

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Itumeleng Khune messes up, Salary slashed by 20%, now earning R65,000 less

Postby maco » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:39 pm

Itumeleng Khune messes up, Salary slashed by 20%, now earning R65,000 less, ,


Desperate Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune took a salary cut when he rejoined Amakhosi this week in a bid to keep the creditors at bay.



Sunday World authoritatively learnt that Khune, who earned a whopping R325,000 per month last season, took at least a 20% salary cut to avoid being jobless.



He will start training with the team today after he signed on the dotted line on Friday.



Chiefs team manager, Bobby Motaung, on Friday declined to comment on the club's decision to slash the footie's salary and referred us to club spokesman Vina Maphosa.



Maphosa also declined to comment and said the club would announce details of Khune's contract at a press conference billed for tomorrow.



"I'm not allowed to talk about that matter but all I can confirm now is that Khune's matter was settled today, and he will start training with the team on Sunday. Other things will be dealt with at a press conference or in the statement we will issue on Monday," he said.



Two Kaizer Chiefs officials, who did not want to be named because they were not allowed to speak to the media, confirmed the Bafana Bafana goalie has taken a salary cut.



"The chairman didn't want to set a wrong example by paying him what he has been paying him or acceding to his ridiculous demands. But because of his generous heart he gave him a market related offer that still befits the player of his stature. Remember the club had already moved on without him and the budget had already been finalised without him on the pay roll," said the official.



The official also said Khune accepted the offer and signed it as he was worried about his debts after Mamelodi Sundowns rejected his demands. Khune demanded R700,000 a month from Chiefs and R800,000 from Sundowns.



"He apologised for his shenanigans and humbled himself before the chairman who decided to pull all the stops to give him a job after disrespecting him the way he did," said the official.



Another official also confirmed Khune's salary was reduced by about 20 percent.



"Initially it was going to be reduced substantially but he humbled himself and apologised," said the other official.



Meanwhile, the club was expected to meet Mandla Masango this weekend to continue with their negotiations after it rejected his demands.



"He is still sticking to his unreasonable demands which they rejected," said the official.


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