ChiukepoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s agent Felix Ngamanya-Sapao confirmed that the striker and Platinum agreed on a R6 000 monthly cut to fit in the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s salary structure.
But Sapao said despite losing out on the monthly perks, Chiukepo stands to gain in career progress.
“His continued sidelining [at Pirates] was not healthy for his career. It would have affected his performance,” said Sapao who could, however, not be drawn to disclose his clientÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s monthly salary describing it as confidential.
“Issues of perks are confidential and highly sensitive, what is important is the revelation that the player has accepted to sacrifice that much [R6 000 a month] just to put his career back on track,” he said.
Sapao also described the development as a challenge for Chiukepo, saying it will give the player platform to prove his worth.
Chiukepo told our sister newspaper The Nation this week that he was happy that Pirates had finally agreed to release him on loan.
The Flames striker faced stiff competition at Pirates from big-name players such as former English Premiership forward Benni McCarthy, Bongani Ndulula, Ndumiso Mabena and Thulasizwe Mbuyane.
On top of that, Pirates also signed another former English Premiership striker, Louis Boa Morte.
Chiukepo has not played at competitive level this season. At Platinum Stars, he joins compatriot and Flames teammate Robert NgÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ambi.