Kaizer Motaung Biography
Kaizer Motaung is a former South African football player and is the founder Kaizer Chiefs FC, of which he is chairman and managing director.
Kaizer Motaung Age
He was born on 16th October 1944 in Soweto, South Africa. He is 74 years old as of 2018.
Kaizer Motaung Wife – Kaizer Motaung Children
Kaizer Motaung wife is Valeta Motaung and they have five children Kaizer Motaung Junior, Bobby Motaung, Thabo Motaung, Jessica Motaung and Kemiso Motaung. His son Kaizer Motaung Junior is a South African football stricker for Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs.
Kaizer Motaung Daughters
Kaizer Motaung’s daughters are Jessica Motaung and Kemiso Motaung. Jessica Motaung runs Kaizer Chiefs Football Club’s communications. Jessica’s background lends itself far more to a position in front of the camera than one behind the scenes. She was crowned Miss Gauteng, Miss South Africa First Princess and Africa’s Queen of Beauty in 1997. Jessica has been marketing manager of the football club since 2003.
Kaizer Motaung Career
He first played professional soccer at the age of 16, for the Orlando Pirates FC. In 1968 he joined international soccer after Dick Cecil, Atlanta Chiefs Founder and Owner, and Phil Woosnam, manager of the Atlanta Chiefs franchise in the then-recently formed North American Soccer League (NASL) recruited him after team trials in Zambia.
Despite struggling to come to terms with the weather and overcoming injury, Motaung made his North American debut for the Atlanta Chiefs as a substitute in a friendly game against Manchester City, scoring two goals in the process. The South African ended the season being voted NASL Rookie of The Year. Atlanta Chiefs were crowned champions that year, beating San Diego Toros over two legs in the final. Motaung scored the third goal in the 3-0 win in the second leg (the first had finished in a goalless draw).
The following season, ‘Big Boy’, as the South African was soon nicknamed in America, scored 16 goals in 16 matches, becoming the top goal scorer in the league. The speedy forward was also voted onto the NASL All-Star Team. In 1975, he returned to the NASL to play two seasons with the Denver Dynamos.
He has served on both the National Soccer League (NSL) and South African Football Association (SAFA) executives.
In 1996 he co founded, with Orlando Pirates’ Irvin Khoza, the South African Premier League (PSL), which helped bring more sponsors and money into South African professional soccer. He serves as a member of the PSL’s Board of Governors.
He assisted South Africa’s 2010 World Cup Bid Company and was a member of the delegation that went to the FIFA head office in Zurich to be declared the winning bid. Subsequently he was also appointed as a member of the local organising committee for the 2010 event.
Kaizer Motaung Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of R70 million.
Kaizer Motaung – Kaizer Chiefs
In 1970 he started his own professional soccer team ‘Kaizer Chiefs’. Within a short time, the Kaizer Chiefs became the most successful team in South Africa, winning more than 78 trophies and gaining an estimated fourteen million supporters throughout the country.
In 2001 Kazier Chief won the African Cup Winners’ Cup, this was the teams biggest achievement.
Kaizer Motaung Awards and Recognitions
- 2004: He was given the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award by Henley Management College, South Africa.
- He was appointed a member of South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga, Silver class.
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Kaizer Motaung pleads with Durban fans to respect disciplinary sanction and learn their lesson
Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has pleaded with the club’s supporters to steer clear of the Moses Mabhida Stadium this weekend, and accept the lesson from the disciplinary sanction.
Chiefs were slapped with a three-match suspension of fans attending their home matches in Durban last month and, although the club have appealed this ruling, it has not been suspended until such a time as the appeal is heard.
Therefore, Amakhosi will face Polokwane City behind closed doors in their Absa Premiership encounter scheduled for 18h00 on Saturday.
It has since been confirmed that the match will be broadcast live on SuperSport for supporters to enjoy the fixture from home.
As such, Motaung has urged that supporters learn their lesson in that violence will not be tolerated at football stadia anywhere in the country.
“We would like to call on Amakhosi and football lovers in KwaZulu-Natal who were planning to go to the stadium to stay at home with family and friends on Saturday when Kaizer Chiefs take on Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership fixture,” read a statement from the Chiefs boss,
“The match scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6 October 2018 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium will be played behind closed doors.
“As we know, the lockout is as a result of the order imposed by the Disciplinary Committee of the PSL. This followed the lamentable events of 21 April 2018 at Moses Mabhida Stadium after the Nedbank Cup match against Free State Stars where fans invaded the pitch and caused damage to property.
“We hope this sanction is a learning (sic) to the fans. Such behaviour goes against the very ethos of what Amakhosi stand for, which is Love & Peace.
“It besmirches the reputation of the club, sponsors and the millions of well-mannered supporters who make up the Kaizer Chiefs Family; it brings the game of football itself into disrepute.
“And, on a wider scale, it reflects badly on our people and our country when the footage is accordingly disseminated across the world.”
‘Chincha Guluva’ also issued a reminder that the club have delivered on their promises following their abysmal run last season, and assures that more ‘home’ fixtures will be scheduled for Durban so as to accommodate supporters who wish to return to the stands to support their team once the suspension lapses.
“As promised at the time, changes have been made to the team and results have been coming. Everybody at the club is working to the best of their ability to ensure on-the-field success and to give joy to the fans,” Motaung added.
“We call on supporters in Durban and surrounding areas to not come anywhere near the stadium to ensure the smooth running of the proceedings.
“The support of our fans always has a tremendously positive effect in boosting the confidence of the players, particularly in Durban and the team will most certainly miss this boost.
“It’s important that everybody pulls in the same direction and we therefore implore all our supporters to get behind the team from the comfort of their home for the next two home matches in Durban.
“There will be more home games in Durban this season and our people will get to see their favourite team live.
“Acts of violence have no place in our society, least of all football. Acts of this nature endanger the lives of innocent people and cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
“Once again, Kaizer Chiefs does not condone any acts of violence and, please remember, we are a peace-loving group of people.”