Patrice Motsepe, the owner of Mamelodi Sundown soccer club, is paying the flight fares and accommodation of 60 supporters of his soccer club in Japan.
Times Media estimated the bill to be about R3 million.
Before this magnanimous gesture, Motsepe took about 150 club fans to Alexandria in Egypt for the second leg of the Caf Champions League final against Zamalek in October. This equally cost the generous billionaire about R2.2 million.
Report confirms that the 60 Sundown supporters had already arrived Osaka, a commercial city in Japan.
The proudly African soccer club will play their opening quarterfinal on Sunday against the winners of a playoff on Thursday between host club Kashima Antlers of Japan and New Zealand’s Auckland City‚ the Oceania champions.
As far as the welfare and happiness of the team is concerned Sundown owner gives his best shot. All through the year he has gifted the club with no less than R30 million.
For winning the PSL title in May‚ he awarded the team with R10 million. He also awarded them the entire Caf Champions League winnings (R20million).
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Patrice Motsepe ranks at the 21st position of the 2016 African billionaires with a net worth of $1.15 billion.
His billionaire rank does not fall within the first 10 billionaires in Africa but he does not slack in giving back. The mining investment mogul began to donate half of his fortune to the welfare of the poor and other philanthropic courses since 2013.
In line with Mo Ibrahim, Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa and the world’s richest people, Motsepe has also joined the giving pledge initiative.
World Richest man, Bill Gates, has been a long time admirer of the Motsepe’s.
“It was a wonderful thing to hear how the Motsepe’s really, as part of their moral conviction as a family, believe in giving back. I want to congratulate them.”– Bill Gates