Kapski expects 'serious bonuses' for BATE players
BATE Borisov will receive significant financial means, equal to several annual budget it advances to the group stage of the Champions' League. BATE CEO Anatol Kapski named in an interview with the European Radio for Belarus the expected amount of bonuses from UEFA.
"I don't know what our club will get this year. We studied the statistics in the UEFA publications. Last year, Dynamo Kiev which earned no points in the group stage, was awarded around Euro 5 million 300 thousand. We could pick this money this year".
The final figures, earned by Europe's best clubs are traditionally released only after UEFA calculates its revenues after the final game of the Champions' League.
According to unofficial reports, BATE's annual budget amounts to less than Euro 2 million.
In case of tonight's victory at home against Lewski, BATE players will also get bonuses. But the figures will not be released before the match.
Anatol Kapski: "This is the club's internal affair. If the team displays a good performance, we will announce the amount of bonuses. They will be very serious".
Kapski stressed that the players would not play for money tonight, but rather in order to grab "a unique opportunity of feeling the air of the Champions' League".