Bvuma is one of the five goalkeepers at the club, and it is unclear whether or not he’s the only player reportedly earning around the region of R5k
The 22-year old was promoted from the club’s youth structures in March this year, following injuries to Brilliant Khuzwayo and Itumeleng Khune.
According to Sunday World, the lanky keeper is staying in Tshiawelo, Soweto with his parents and uses public transport to Naturena for training.
“These are the things that kill our players because the public is expecting a player at this level and from such a club to be earning well. When he can’t meet those public expectations, then he gets psychologically disturbed and will not flourish as a player,” said a Sunday World source.
Sunday World reports that football manager at Chiefs, Bobby Motaung, declined to comment on these allegations, saying he won’t talk about player contracts in the media.
“Whether you are telling the truth or not I cannot comment because I don’t talk about players’ contracts in the media,” Motaung was quoted as saying.
Bvuma’s business manager DJ Cleo reportedly said he would not be drawn into discussing his client’s salary at Chiefs.
The newspaper reports that Bvuma’s current contract outlines how he will earn R8k from August, then R10k from August 2018 and R12k in 2019 and at the end of his contract this will increase to R15k per month.
The South African Football Players Union (Safpu) has blamed the PSL for the exploitation of certain professional players in South Africa.