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Safpu slams Kaizer Chiefs for not offering Bvuma an improved package

15:37 GMT+4 19/07/2017
Kaizer Chiefs, Bruce Bvuma
Safpu is eager to engage Chiefs to sort out the issue regarding the promising goalkeeper

 South African Football Players Union (Safpu) president Tebogo Monyai is not happy that Kaizer Chiefs are dragging their feet in offering goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma an improved contract.

This is after the goalkeeper made headlines two months ago - after news broke that he was earning a paltry R5000 a month since he earned promotion to the first team March, 2017.

“We have always wanted to engage Chiefs to sort out this issue regarding Bruce Bvuma, but they don’t want to cooperate. So we are forced to go out to the public about this matter,” Monyai told The Sowetan.

Bvuma got promoted to the first team following injuries to Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo and played two games towards the end of last season.

“Chiefs are claiming that Bvuma’s contract where he earns R5000 is a junior contract, but if you look at the contract, it was signed on the 28th March 2017. This is the time when they were promoting him to the first team when some of their goalkeepers were injured,” Monyai stated.

“This is in contradiction to what Chiefs said in their statement that this is a junior contract they signed in 2013/14.

“Chiefs went out and said where is the proof? So here is the proof that the contract is actually a senior contract. It is signed by (club chairman) Kaizer Motaung,” Monyai said.

“We acknowledge receipt of your message and do not have any comment to make on this matter,” club corporate communications manager Vina Maphosa said to Sowetan.

According to the contract in possession of Safpu, Bvuma's monthly salary will increase to R8 000 at the start of next season. By 2020, the goalkeeper would be earning R15 000 per month.