- Kaizer Chiefs supporter Colly is famous for his warmup routine he started doing at games eight years ago
- But, when he is not putting smiles on the faces of football fans, the 41-year-old fights to protect South Africans
- This is because Colly has been in the police force since 2002, and he is currently a sergeant at a Joburg police station
Kaizer Chiefs super fan “Colly” is well known for his entertaining full-kit warmups next to the field, but what many do not know is when he does not run up and down with the players, Colly is a crime-fighting cop.
Colraine Moasthe, aka Colly, is a former truck driver turned Johannesburg police sergeant, TimesLIVE reported.
Colly, who lived in Rustenburg prior to his move to Joburg, is a sergeant at the Linden SA Police Service station.
And, it appears the Colly is just as energised at his job as he is next to the field, since he said he is “on the beat, not a desk job”.
Colly said if the Chiefs play, he goes to the stadium to relax, since police officers face a lot of challenges daily. But, it would not discourage him from doing his job.
According to the now-famous Kaizer Chiefs fan, who entertains crowds and television audiences with his warmups, the first thing he bought his children when they were born was the team’s jersey.
"When they opened their eyes‚ a Chiefs jersey was the first thing they saw.”, he said, adding his wife and kids were also supporters of the Kaizer Chiefs and they sometimes joined him at the stadium.
However, if his family joins him at the game, he said he would not do his routine because his kids were still small.
The 41-year-old policeman began his routine eight years ago in 2010, when the Chiefs had a showdown with the Platinum Stars.
“My routine started when one of the Kaizer Chiefs players got injured. I stood up as if I wanted to substitute him. I started doing some warmups and I saw that the supporters liked it.”, Colly recalled.
The Colly remembered fans staring to chant his name, which was printed on the back of his jersey.
This prompted Colly to start showing up to matches in full kit. He said he was motivated to look like the Chiefs players while they were playing.
Briefly.co.za gathered although Colly is well-known for his warmups, he does not regard it as being famous.
“I take it as entertaining supporters and at the same time keeping my team going.”, said Colly, who has supported the Kaizer Chiefs from when he was just a toddler.
He said his uncle n Rustenburg showed him a picture of the Teenage Dladlas‚ Ace Ntsoelengoes and Bala’cs. Colly recalled liking the image and his uncle telling him it would be his team from then on.
The crime-fighting fan said he started attending matches at the Odi Stadium, and recalled his first game being the Chiefs against the Mamelodi Sundowns
“Chiefs‚ under Jeff Butler‚ won and Gardner Seale scored the winning goal.”, a 41-year-old Colly remembered.
He is aware of the joy his warmups bring to Chiefs supporters. He said when he runs up and down, he sees how much the fans enjoy it, and that keeps him motivated to continue with his routine.
But, Colly believes his warmups also motivates the players.
When asked if he had a special fitness regime, Colly laughed and said, “not really”, he added he does his routine for the love of the game.
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