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'Mr R5000' wants to do talking on field

02 July 2017 - 00:00 By Njabulo Ngidi

A taxi driver told Bruce Bvuma that what the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper earns in a month he makes in two days.
That statement was prompted by a report in the Sunday World alleging that Bvuma earns R5000 at the Glamour Boys, an allegation that the lad from Leratong, on the West Rand, vehemently denies. Five days after being told that, Bvuma received his first Bafana Bafana call-up for the Cosafa Cup that will see coach Stuart Baxter's experimental team take on Tanzania in the quarterfinals today.
That is how Bvuma's life has been.
"I remember the day that story came out," Bvuma said at Bafana's base in Phokeng, Rustenburg in North West. "I was in a garage to get something. As I was waiting there, a taxi driver came out and said to me, 'the money you earn at Chiefs, I make in two days so you can't tell me nothing'.
"I looked at him and just laughed. I know that there are some people who believed that story, but I don't have to reply. I wanted to respond on social media but I told myself I shouldn't. I can only respond on the field by being the best that I can be so that people know me as Bruce, the good goalkeeper, and not just the guy they lied about and said he earns R5000."..

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