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SAFPU president: We may consider cuts

While PSL acting chief executive Mato Madlala says clubs will continue receiving grants to pay players, SAFPU president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe feels cuts may be necessary.

On Monday, Madlala told the Sowetan: "Clubs will continue receiving their grants from the PSL. Even if the season runs until June it will not be a problem because clubs receive the grant every month throughout the year."

But on Tuesday, after players around the world announced a cut in salaries to help clubs stay afloat, Gaoshubelwe says that is something that might happen in South Africa.

The South African Football Players Union boss explained: "We might have to enter into this discussion” and is getting ready for it.

"We have flagged it. But we are not at that point. If it gets to that point, we will sit down and negotiate on the facts that are before us."

He added: "We made our points on occupational hazard, health and safety in that discussion and we were pleased they were taken up.

"We cannot preempt now what is going to happen but we have been watching what has been going on overseas."