The Mighty Buccaneers top the money list having amassed an impressive R21.55 million in prize money.

The Pirates players may have left the PSL Player Awards empty handed last night but they can hold their heads up high. The Mighty Buccaneers top the money list having amassed an impressive R21.55 million in prize money. 

Mamelodi Sundowns come in at number two with R15.55 million. The reigning Absa Premiership champions, collected R10 million for lifting the coveted Absa Premiership as well as R4.5 million for winning three out of the four Q-Innovation quarters. The rest of the R1.05 million was gained from their role in the Nedbank Cup (R400 000) and Telkom Knockout (R650 000). 

Platinum Stars round up the top three with their successes in the MTN 8 and Telkom Knockout, where they earned R8 million and R4.25 million respectively for their victories over Orlando Pirates in both finals. 

The total of R21 550 000 is the second most profitable season for the Buccaneers in terms of total Prize Money earned since the inception of the Premiership in 1996. Their treble success in 2011/12 season remains the most profitable with Pirates collecting R22 250 000 in total prize money – League (R10 000 000), MTN 8 (R8 000 000) and Telkom Knockout Cup (R4 250 000). 

 For an organisation that had to endure the disappointment of losing in three cup finals, including the CAF Champions League against Al Ahly in November last year; Pirates finally secured a gold medal with a 3-1 victory over BIDvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup this past weekend. 

The Pirates players may have left the PSL Player Awards empty handed last night but they can hold their heads up high. The Mighty Buccaneers top the money list having amassed an impressive R21.55 million in prize money. 

Mamelodi Sundowns come in at number two with R15.55 million. The reigning Absa Premiership champions, collected R10 million for lifting the coveted Absa Premiership as well as R4.5 million for winning three out of the four Q-Innovation quarters. The rest of the R1.05 million was gained from their role in the Nedbank Cup (R400 000) and Telkom Knockout (R650 000). 

Platinum Stars round up the top three with their successes in the MTN 8 and Telkom Knockout, where they earned R8 million and R4.25 million respectively for their victories over Orlando Pirates in both finals. 

The total of R21 550 000 is the second most profitable season for the Buccaneers in terms of total Prize Money earned since the inception of the Premiership in 1996. Their treble success in 2011/12 season remains the most profitable with Pirates collecting R22 250 000 in total prize money – League (R10 000 000), MTN 8 (R8 000 000) and Telkom Knockout Cup (R4 250 000).

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