Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe paid R45 million to bring FC Barcelona to SA

South African billionaire and owner of the Mamelodi Sundowns football team Patrice Motsepe paid FC Barcelona top dogs R45 million  to make the one-day trip to South Africa to play against Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night possible.

This was the figure reported by the Spanish press and they reported that it is outside the costs for the chartered plane that left Barcelona on Tuesday night with business class seating for the 21 players and the rest of the staff.

The cost of the trip to SA had been the subject of furious speculation for days and some reports suggested that Motsepe paid around R105m to convince Barcelona to come to SA.

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