The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has expressed disappointment with Finance Minister Trevor Manuel for involving himself in its affairs and has written to Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile, asking him to intervene, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reported on Monday.
Manuel has described commission payments to soccer officials as part of R500-million sponsorship deal between the PSL and Absa Bank as "morally reprehensible and corrupt".
This came after the PSL and the bank announced the R500-million agreement over five years to sponsor the league. An alleged 10% incentive, or R40-million, will be paid into the personal bank accounts of each of the five members of the negotiating team.
Recently there was also an outcry over the R30-million bonuses paid following the R1,6-billion SuperSport International deal for TV broadcast rights for soccer matches.
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