Tshakhuma Tsha Madivhandila (TTM) team manager, Azwi Phasha has refuted rumours that the club has failed to pay its players lately.
Serious concerns have previously been raised over the financial situation at Championship clubs, but specifically, TTM has become a talking point since they sold their DStv Premiership status, and later purchased a Motsepe Foundation Championship status.
Recently there have been multiple reports claiming that the Motsepe Foundation Championship side has failed to pay salaries to both staff members and players in the past few months.
However, speaking exclusively to ThisIsFootball.Africa, the club’s manager, Phasha, denied the claim, but indicated that payments were delayed by a few days.
“It was just a delay, a five day delay of payment. It was just October where there was a delay for everybody, not only players. Everyone is getting paid,” Phasha told ThisIsFootball.Africa.
“We cannot take players from KwaZulu-Natal and bring them to Louis Trichardt to come and suffer, these players are getting paid, players are happy, they are all in camp and every member of the club is happy.
“When people were busy saying TTM is not paying players, TTM is not doing this and that. That was just fake news.
“Some are saying they heard it from Metro FM that there were no salaries paid for three months, it was simply fake news running around, our people are getting paid, and we are even winning our games.”
TTM are mid table in the Motsepe Foundation Championship with 16 points after 11 games. They host bottom placed Pretoria Callies at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.