The introduction of Dr Philip Chiyangwa on the top seat of the local football mother board has seen a number of changes, among them, transforming the usually debt infested campus to being one of the highest remunerating institution in the Southern Africa region, information gathered by SportBrief can reveal.
Contrary to the Cuthbert Dube era where players, coaches, and technical staff would be owed back dating to even a year, tables have evidently turned to the advantage of the later, and the current ZIFA president is living by his word to ensure the smooth running of business at number 53 Livingston, while at the same time offering not less than a market related package to the coaches and technical staff.
As reported by this publication a few days ago that Pasuwa deal was done, our news crew dug an extra depth in comparison with other football institutions in Africa, only for the results to prove that Pasuwa is amongst the top paid coaches, with the research emphasizing more on South Africa, as it boasts of arguably the most lucrative packages in remuneration.
Sources close to the proceedings suggest that Kalisto Pasuwa, who recently put pen to paper of a two year deal with ZIFA, is pocketing $10 000, plus allowances that include a car and a house.
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Initially, Pasuwa was said to be requesting $7 000 per month, a figure that was deemed exorbitant by the football fraternity. However, unconfirmed reports from sister publications suggest that a $5 000/month was settled for between Pasuwa and ZIFA.
On scale with South African coaches, SportBrief established that the quartet from Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town are the highest paid gaffers, with their packages reportedly pegged between R350 000 – R500 000 per month.
These packages, however, include housing allowances which a reliable and highly-placed source said are ”usually three-bedroom townhouses that cost between R12 000 and R20 000 per month to rent”, a luxury sedan and win bonuses.
The second on the ladder of highest paid coaches in Mzansi are from Moroka Swallows, SuperSport United, AmaZulu, Free State Stars, Bidvest Wits and Lamontville Golden Arrows, who are understood to be earning between R150 000 to R250 000.
The rest fall on a salary scale of between R100 000 and R150 000
Efforts to get the actual figures on Pasuwa’s contract from the ZIFA president could not bring the desired results as he was not willing to disclose the exact amount, despite publicly announcing that Pasuwa was among the highest paid coaches in Africa a week ago.
“All I can tell you is that his (Pasuwa’s) perks are highly competitive and are market related, and only a few can match that,” said the flamboyant Harare based business man.