Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has advised his players to invest wisely for retirement after confirming he would give them the CAF Champions League prize money to share among themselves.
Motsepe, who was teary-eyed when Sundowns fans sang for him hours before the game at the Four Seasons hotel, finally realised his dream of conquering Africa while his players will be laughing all the way to the bank after they bagged $1.5-million (R20.8-million).
Sundowns beat Egyptian giants Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate to lift their first-ever continental title.
“The prize is theirs. They must sit down now and start thinking how they will divide the money amongst themselves. I said to them ‘don’t waste the money. Take some of the money and put it in something that will benefit you when your football days are over’,” said Motsepe.
Before hiring Pitso Mosimane in 2012, Sundowns had been obsessed with bringing in foreign coaches who did absolutely nothing to bring success to the club.
But in 2012, “a young man from Soweto” turned Sundowns from chumps into champs of both the domestic and continental scene.
“The irony is that I had lots of coaches from all over the world. I had to wait for a young man from South Africa to show us something that we always knew, which is we’ve got so much talent in South Africa. We must just give our coaches [a chance] and invest in our youth,” Motsepe said. “I am proud of Pitso, but I am also proud of Manqoba [Mngqithi], Rulani [Mokwena] and our goalkeeper coach [Wendell Robinson].”
People who knows the value of the money is giving to them without saving anything for his team would say :
“Patrice Motsepe has done a crazy thing which can’t be done by Khoza or Motaung”.
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