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Santos forced to pay-up 19/03/04
After Santos won the inaugural Absa Cup in 2003 there were scandals that the club did not pay it's team members accordingly which resulted in the CCMA stepping in, this news comes directly from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) offices.

Mr Zola Luthuli, former Santos Football Club kit manager and Bafana Bafana masseur, has won a significant settlement from his former employer, Santos Football Club at a CCMA Conciliation-Arbitration hearing in Cape Town, on the 18th March 2004.

 Mr Luthuli was unfairly dismissed from Santos after he was one of the victims of the ABSA Cup medal debacle in 2003.

 Owner and chairman, Mr Goolam Allie, represented Santos at the hearing.

 "Justice has prevailed," said Mr Luthuli, who was a significant and visible member of the team that won the BobSave Cup, the Premier League title and the ABSA Cup. "This is a victory for all victims of soccer bosses, who care little about players and their employees," Luthuli added.

"I hope and pray that the Santos coaches who engineered the ABSA Cup victory also see the fruits of their victory, and receive their long-overdue ABSA Cup bonuses still owed to them. That they have not yet received their bonuses is even more shocking when one considers the mutli-million rand sponsorship that Santos has received from ENGEN.

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