Kaizer Motaung turns 75 - a look at the soccer legend's legacy

Kaizer Motaung turns 75 - a look at the soccer legend's legacy

- Football legend Kaizer Motaung celebrated his 75th birthday on Wednesday

- Motaung made Mzansi history when he founded football club Kaizer Chiefs in 1970

- Tributes poured in from across the country as many football followers showed lots of love towards the Kaizer

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One of the titans of South African football turned 75 on Wednesday as Kaizer Motaung celebrated his birthday.

To help him celebrate the auspicious occasion, football followers across the country wished him well.

Motaung first rose to prominence as a player when he signed for Orlando Pirates at the tender age of 16.

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He earned a transfer to Atlanta Chiefs in the United States, where he got the opportunity to line up against the legendary Brazilian striker, Pele.

However, Motaung is most famous for starting the Kaizer Chiefs football club in January 1970.

The club indicated that Motaung actually turned down a lucrative $1 million contract to remain in the US.

He rejected the money in favour of starting his own football club - a remarkable sense of vision at only 24 years of age.

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Motaung is one of the most respect figures in Mzansi football and not only runs the Amakhosi, but manages his duties at SAFA and the PSL.

Briefly.co.za surveyed social media and it was clear that people from far and wide were celebrating with the great man.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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