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Kaizer Motaung Biography, Kaizer Chiefs, Wife, Family

Kaizer Motaung was born on 16th October 1944 in Soweto, South Africa. He is the founder Kaizer Chiefs FC, of which he is chairman and managing director.He is a former South African football player.

Kaizer Motaung Biography

Kaizer Motaung was born on 16th October 1944 in Soweto, South Africa. He is the founder Kaizer Chiefs FC, of which he is chairman and managing director.He is a former South African football player.

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. He continued to play brilliantly for the rest of the season, scoring sixteen goals in fifteen matches, making him the top scorer in the league that season. As a result of this achievement, he was voted “Rookie of the Year” and gained a place on the NASL’s 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 – 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.

Motaung was appointed a member of South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga, Silver class.

Kaizer Motaung Family

Kaizer Motaung wife is Valeta Motaung and they have five children Kaizer Motaung Junior, Bobby Motaung, Thabo Motaung, Jessica Motaung and Kemiso Motaung.

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