Parreira's salary 'obscene' says ex-player

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Carlos Alberto Parreira's salary of 253,000 dollars per month as South Africa coach was described as obscene by former player Roger de Sa on Tuesday.

Parreira's salary 'obscene' says ex-player

Johannesburg:

Carlos Alberto Parreira's salary of 253,000 dollars per month as South Africa coach was described as "shocking, sickening and obscene" by former player Roger de Sa on Tuesday. Parreira doesn't take charge of Bafana Bafana until February but his salary details and bonuses, along with 79,000 dollars per month for his assistant, were revealed by South African Football Association officials in parliament on Tuesday. Parreira coached Brazil to the World Cup title in 1994 and the quarterfinals in July in Germany, and soon after signed a four-year contract to lead South Africa to the 2010 World Cup it will host. De Sa, a former Bafana Bafana player and goalkeeping coach, and the present coach of Santos, said his stomach turned when he heard the salary revelation. "I was driving in a squatter camp near Cape Town Airport and could not believe what I was hearing about Parreira's salary as I looked at the squalor all around me," De Sa told the South African Press Association. (AP)

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