- Prominent Kaizer Chiefs supporter Freddy 'Saddam' Maake believes the woes endured by the club go way beyond simple matters of football
- Maake has called on Kaizer Chiefs head honcho Kaizer Motaung to appease the club’s ancestors in order to return the side to winning ways
- Maake said Motaung needed to honour the spirit of the club’s founders and those who had died during moments of sorrow
Prominent Kaizer Chiefs supporter Freddy 'Saddam' Maake believes the woes currently endured by the club go way beyond simple matters of football. The famous supporter believes the club’s ancestors need to be appeased by current Kaizer Chiefs chairman and head honcho Kaizer Motaung.
Maake believes that only by appeasing the ancestors and honouring the spirits of the club’s founders and players and supporters who had died during what he called moments of sorrow would the club return to its former glory days.
Maake said he had been a supporter of Kaizer Chiefs for 48 years and it was clear to him that the current woes experienced by the side both on and off the pitch were caused because the club’s ancestors were upset.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Maake pointed out that in recent times the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung was robbed at gunpoint after a game in Atteridgeville and a pub which openly supported the club was also robbed.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Maake said the time had come for Motaung to honour the spirits of the founders which would protect the legacy and the brand of Kaizer Chiefs with the Amadlozi.
Maake said many of the club’s founders had died violent or unpleasant ways. He said some died from violent attacks while others became sick with horrible illnesses.
He also pointed to tragic points in the club’s history such as 1991 when 42 people died at a friendly between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Orkney Oppenheimer Stadium.
Maake said because those spirits had never been honoured other tragedies like the 2001 incident where 42 fans died at Ellis Park and the recent stampede at FNB stadium had occurred.
Maake said he was deeply concerned that the once mighty Amakhozi was now just an ordinary team. He said Motaung needed to act and act quickly in order to save the legacy and the lustre of the once mighty club.
Maake added that he, unlike most other supporters, actually knew the whole history and legacy of the club and did not get his facts from social media.
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