The birth of Kaizer Chiefs, one of the wealthiest and most successful teams in the PSL, was the idea of one man, a soccer legend. His efforts to see the team grow and amass a high number of fans is a dream come true, and legacy is one that will take ages before anyone breaks. Kaizer Motaung Junior, the son of the soccer mogul, is currently the manager of the team. How about delving into details about him and his success in football?
Kaizer Motaung Junior is a former soccer player at Amakhosi. He followed in his father's steps and ventured into football and turned it into a career even after his retirement. At his age, he has accomplished so much and set the bars too high. His biography highlights the man that he is and how he rose to fame.
Kaizer Motaung Junior profile
- Full name: Kaizer Motaung Junior
- Date of birth: 8th August 1981
- Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Nationality: South African
- Spouse: Katherine Heider
- Height: 175 cm
- Weight: 77kg
- Kaizer Motaung Junior Instagram: @kaizermotaungjr
- Twitter: @kaizerm_jr
Kaizer Motaung Junior biography
The apple does not fall far from the tree, and that has been the case for the family of Kaizer Motaung, the soccer mogul. Motaung Junior is the fourth child of Julegka and Kaizer. He grew up in a family that adored football, and it is not by chance that he followed his father's footsteps. He coined his name in the country as a talented striker before his retirement. Later, he joined the team's management team where he currently works. It would be best if you read on for more details about him.
Kaizer Motaung Junior age
How old is Kaizer Motaung Junior? He was born on 8th August 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Julegka and Kaizer Motaung, the founder of Kaizer Chiefs. Therefore, as of 2020, he is thirty-nine years old.
Kaizer Motaung Junior wife
Is Kaizer Motaung Junior married? Motaung Junior married Katherine Heider, his girlfriend of nine years, in 2012. The wedding came two years after their secret engagement. Gerald Sibeko, a former teammate at Kaizer Chiefs, was his best man during the big day.
In November 2019, their marriage seemed to have been on the rocks. This was after allegations of his wife being physically abusive to him. There were claims that he was gaining protection from his wife. He put up a post on his Instagram account, and its caption read,
I used to be married but I'm much better now.
A few days into the month, he made headlines again after an apparent overdose of cough medicine that led to him being rushed to a Johannesburg clinic. According to the affidavit, his wife stated,
As the respondent was not feeling well, I drove the motorcar, and his condition seemed to deteriorate in a very short space of time. Shortly after getting into the car, his eyes began rolling backwards; he started shaking and screaming. He confided in me that he had consumed a few bottles of cough mixture that day and had been doing so for the past several weeks. He advised me that the cough mixture makes him feel happy,
Kaizer Motaung Junior children
Moutaung Jr and Katherine Heider have been married for close to a decade now and are parents to two boys. Their eldest son was born in 2011, a year before they got married.
Kaizer Motaung Junior education
He is an alumnus of St. Johns in Johannesburg and Harrow School in the northwestern part of London, and some of the alumni of the institution include the likes of James Blunt and Winston Churchill. At the time, he was an excellent cricket.
He started his career in football when he joined the Wits University youth academy. He later transitioned to the Kaizer Chiefs youth academy. Later, he joined Chelsea youth academy before joining the TSV Munich 1860 juniors in Germany. When he was in the Chelsea youth academy, he was in the team with John Terry, Robert Huth, and Dean Furman.
In 2001, he joined 1860 Munich II, and up until 2003, he had made 22 match appearances and scored four goals. In 2003, he joined Kaizer Chiefs, and by 2014 he had made 106 match appearances and scored thirty-four goals. Between 2001 and 2004, he was part of the South African under 23 team, where he made five-match appearances. As a footballer, he used to play as a striker.
In January 2014, he officially retired from football. He devoted his time to complete his Bachelor's degree in commerce.
Kaizer Motaung Junior foundation
Kaizer Motaung Jr’s Foundation focuses on rural areas. During the pandemic, the foundation has come up to support the less fortunate. It has helped them fight hunger, social injustices among the youth and children. The foundation vouches for education since the founders believe that education will significantly eradicate social injustices and the problems facing Africans.
Apart from the charity work, he is vocal on matters gender-based violence and advocates for a better and more informed society.
Kaizer Motaung Junior breaks silence
Kaizer Chiefs recently lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership in the 2019/2020 season. At the beginning of the season, Amakhosi was leading by 13 points. The team also ranked at the top of the table for more than a year. However, it failed to win the title after losing to Baroka FC.
The performance did not sit well with the supporters, and Kaizer Motaung Jr expressed his sentiments about the poor results stating that the supporters and the chairman of the team deserved better. The post on Twitter went viral and gathered support from the likes of David Mogashoa and Farouk Khan.
Pollen Ndlanya voiced his sentiments on the team's performance claiming that the players needed to bear the blame for the unsatisfactory performance. He went further to state how the team had wasted a couple of chances to win the match.
The biography of Kaizer Motaung Junior highlights some of the facts that most people do not know about the player. He worked his way up the ladder to become the coveted man that most people look at him to be. Even though his father set the bar too high, he is equally working hard to match his father's legacy.
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