“You don’t play in the PSL on a development contract. You don’t play in the NFD on a development contact. He is on a professional contract. He signed the contract sometime in March,” Monyepao told PowerFM Sport.
The player is believed to earn a paltry R5000 a month at Amakhosi, something that has caused an outcry around the country with the club forced to issue a response to clear their name earlier this week.
Without confirming whether the figure was true, Chiefs explained that Bvuma as a development player was not expected to have made a senior appearance this season and he was still being paid what is effectively an apprenticeship wage.
“He wasn’t on a previous (development) contract. He was in the development where there’s really no contract there for any player to sign," the agent stressed.
“I found him when he was already in the development structures and he wasn’t getting paid. He only got paid once he got to the first-team,” Monyepao said.
Monyepao, who is also known as DJ Cleo, says they are happy with the four-year contract Bvuma has signed with Chiefs.
“I said to him welcome to the big league. I said to him it starts like this. This is when you know you are worthy of being in the papers. He is ok. He is a big boy,” Monyepao added.
Furthermore, the South African Players Union said they are preparing a strike regarding the treatment of players such as Bvuma, with Monyepao saying the player is not part of the union.
“The player is not part of the union. He doesn’t even know there’s a union,” Monyepao concluded.