Kazier Chiefs Football Club is one of the top soccer clubs in South Africa, as it is known for its many wins in the Premier Soccer League. Throughout the years, the team has asserted dominance in most of the matches, earning them many fans in the country. The team has been so successful that it has been given the nickname Amakhosi meaning Lords. Here is everything you need to know about the Club, its owners, players, and new signings.
So, who owns Kazier Chiefs? Well, Kazier Motaung, popularly known as Chincha Guluva, is the founder of Kazier Chiefs F.C., and he is also the chairman and managing director. He is a former South African football player for the Atlanta Chiefs, and he formed the Club in 1970 after he came back from the United States.
Below is everything you need to know about the owner of the Football Club.
Chincha Guluva founded the Kazier Chiefs football club on January 6th, 1970, to keep the promise he made to himself and the players out there that he would start a club that was professionally run, and most importantly, its players would be treated well and paid as they were promised. This decision came after he came home to settle a dispute for his former team the Orlando Pirates between the coach and three of the team’s players.
He came up with the name of the football club by joining his name with that of his former team, the Atlanta chiefs. However, he was not alone in forming the football Club; he had the help of Gilbert Segakabi, Clarence Mlokoti, and China Ngema. The Amakhosi headquarters are in Naturena, Johannesburg.
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Kaizer Chiefs players
The Club currently has three teams, including the senior team, reserve team, and the Youth Development Academy.
The senior team consists of 27 players, including
- Bontle Karabo Morefe (goalkeeper)
- Daniel Akpeyi (goalkeeper)
- Reeve Peter
- Lebogang Manyama
- Khama Billiat
- Leonard Ntshangase
- David Castro Cortes
- Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
- Njabulo Blom
- Happy Mashiane
- Nkosingiphile Ngcobo
- Dumisani Zuma
- Philani Zulu
- Bruce Bvuma
- Siyabonga Ngezana
- Brylon Lee
- Itumeleng Khune
- Willard Katsande
- Bernard Parker
- Kgotso Moleko
- Daniel Cardoso
- Eric Mothotho
- Ramahlwe Mphahlele
- Yagan Sasman
- Lazalous Kambole
- Samir Nurcovic
- Kearyn Baccus
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Kaizer Chiefs new signings
This year in March, Amakhosi announced that it would be releasing the midfielder George Maluleka after his contract with the team expired. Maluleka has since joined Mamelodi Sundowns. Joseph Molangoane and Kabelo Mahlasela also parted ways with the team. The chiefs renewed deals with three of its players: Bryon Peterson, Siphelele Ntshangase, and Phliani Zulu.
Kaizer Chiefs jersey
On 2019, the Cape Town- Soweto giants launched their 2019/2020 home and away kits in conjunction with Nike. With distinctive patterns, the home kit did not disappoint the Mzansi, taking the colours gold and black. The away kit was in contrast with the home kit with a crisp white colour embellished with the classic gold and black trim on the sleeves and neck. The 2020/2021 jerseys are yet to be released.
Kaizer Chiefs Coach
The current Amakhosi coach is Ernst Middendorp, a German football manager. He has led the Club into many victories which is no surprise since he has been coaching for more than 20 years.
Kazier Chiefs rugby 7s
The Amakhosi have also introduced a rugby team, and it has proven to be successful in most of its games under the mentorship of Coach Gcobaani Bobo.
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Some of the companies sponsoring the team include Vodacom, Nike, Hollard, Supersport, Black label, Toyota, Oinvest, Kaelo Xelus, Protours, and Medshield.
For more information about the Club, visit www.kaizer chiefs.com.
Q & A
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Cape Town- Soweto giants.
How much does Kaizer Motaung own at Kaizer Chiefs?
Chincha Guluva is currently a member of the SAFA’s executive committee and is also the non-executive director of Primedia Limited, the company that owns 40% of the Amakhosi.
Which is the richest team In South Africa?
Mamelodi Sundowns is the wealthiest team in South Africa with a net worth of $11 million, followed by the Chiefs, which is worth $9.1 million.
Who did Kaizer Chief sign?
The Chief’s striker, Leonardo Castro, extended his partnership with the team for two more years after his contract expired this year.
When last did Kaizer Chiefs win a cup?
In the 2014-2015 Premier League tournament, the Amakhosi emerged the winners and took home the trophy.
The Kazier Chiefs is one of the oldest football clubs in South Africa. This year, the Club has turned turn 50 years and is still as strong as ever, all thanks to the outstanding management and the hard work of the players.
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