- The Kaizer Chiefs are celebrating 50 years of the club's existence on Tuesday
- The Amakhosi team took to social media to reflect on the milestone, calling it the celebration of an "African legacy"
- South Africans, including notable personalities like Floyd Shivambu, wished the Chiefs a happy birthday
In 1970, Kaizer Motaung returned to his home town and decided to start his own football club. This resulted in the formation of the Kaizer Chiefs - which Motaung named after himself and his former club.
The then 25-year-old's football club became one of the most popular and successful teams in SA and today they're celebrating their 50th birthday.
Taking to Twitter, the Kaizer Chiefs reflected on the past 50 years and wished not only the club, but their fans - the Amakhosi family - a happy birthday.
The post read:
"Happy Birthday Amakhosi Family! Today is your day, our day. Our Chairman had a vision and this is why we are able to celebrate the biggest football brand on the continent. We celebrate an African legacy and story, formed 50 years ago that continues to touch lives. #KaizerChiefs50"
South Africans flooded social media with posts wishing the Chiefs a happy birthday.
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu wrote:
More social media users joined Shivambu in congratulating the Chiefs on the milestone.
On Monday, Briefly.co.za reported the Chiefs launched a new limited edition black and gold kit to celebrate their 50th birthday month.
Many were in awe of the new jerseys while others only focused on their performance over the weekend, which saw the Chiefs losing points.
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