Bidvest Wits Players To Split R1.5-Million

Bidvest Wits players to split R1.5-million after winning PSL Absa Premiership Q1

Bidvest Wits sealed the Q1 prize following their Absa Preiership victory over Jomo Cosmos on Sunday, with coach Gavin Hunt indicating that the players will split the R1.5-million amongst themselves.

Wits romped to a 3-1 victory over Cosmos at Bidvest Stadium, with goals from Daine Klate, Phakamani Mahlambi and Sibusiso Vilakazi also ensuring top spot on the log. The Students bagged the prize after collecting 19 points from the allotted eight games, which leaves them four points ahead of their closest rivals Platinum Stars, who have one game in hand against Ajax Cape Town.

Hunt played down the significance of the quarterly prize amid their League title ambitions, but alluded to the prize money being an incentive to the players for their efforts. “We won the Q1, so that’s a good incentive to the players and a little bit of extra cash – good for them, but let’s move on,” he said after the victory over Ezenkosi.

With a squad of 27 registered players this season it is estimated that, should the money be split equally amongst the whole squad, each player will receive in the region of R55 000 (before tax).