- Dr Kaizer Motaung has announced that he will be calling it quits at Kaizer Chiefs as the club's chairman
- He made this announcement during the South African Hall of Fame induction, which took place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
- Motaung Snr shared that the onus is now on his son, Kaizer Motaung Jr, to make sure that the club continues to soar
Dr Kaizer Motaung is bowing out. The legendary Kaizer Chiefs founder made this announcement over the weekend at a South African Hall of Fame event.
Kaizer Motaung to pass the baton
Motaung was inducted into the Hall of Fame and in his speech, he shared that he would be retiring from the club. He was the Soweto Giants' chairman but has now left those duties to his son, Kaizer Motaung Jr.
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"Kaizer Chiefs legends from all generations gathered at the South African Hall of Fame at FNB Stadium this week to mark Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Dr Kaizer Motaung’s induction into the Hall of Fame."
Is Kaizer Motaung Jr ready to take over?
“I believe what my son said makes sense because I have now given over the baton to them to continue the journey, so it is the responsibility on their shoulders."
Motaung added that he would still support the team but on the sidelines.
“I can only stand on the wayside and support them in whatever way they would like to do, to support their initiative to ensure that this brand continues to grow by leaps and bounds.”
Netizens have their say
"Dr K Motaung made a mark. His children are now failing to keep the mark bright and visible. Come on. With so much stalwart depth."
"The way Bra K is looking at Zwane, it’s like he's saying this one is still here, look how happy he is for chowing my money."
"Please let these legends run this club. The family can chill and assume an overseeing role."
"We just need to turn all these resources into results."
"Love and peace."
Motaung asks for patience as club endures trophy drought
Motaung acknowledged that the club's supporters have faced ridicule from rival soccer fans. Mixed responses flooded social media as Chiefs' supporters weighed in on Motaung's heartfelt request for understanding.
Source: Briefly News