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Kaizer Chiefs on Bvuma's confidential salary

15:47 BST 19/06/2017
Bruce Bvuma of Kaizer Chiefs
Following widespread criticism from the South African football fraternity, the Amakhosi's released an official statement to explain themselves

"The club would like to place on record that Bvuma has been part of the Kaizer Chiefs development structures since 2013/14," started the statement.

Chiefs have therefore explained that the lower fee structure is because Bruce Bvuma wasn't a first team player and wasn't expected to rise to become one so soon. 

"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," continued the Chiefs official.
"Kaizer Chiefs operates within a graded structure that provides the framework for contracts with players at development, reserve team and first team level."

However, the question still remains - what is Bvuma's salary and does he deserve such a low wage?
"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," concluded Chiefs statement.