South Africa's football association wants to give its team $131,000 US for each goal it scores at the World Cup.
Chief executive Leslie Sedibe said Wednesday on a local TV station that SAFA would "dearly love" to pay the one million rand reward.
Sedibe said the last thing SAFA wanted was for the host nation to not qualify for the knockout stages and players "to go home with nothing." Sedibe says they want to inspire the team with the offer.
His comments came on the same day that organizers conceded their budget to stage the tournament was severely stretched. He was quoted by the SAPA news agency last week as saying the World Cup had "blown" the country's football budget.