Kaizer Motaung proud of Kaizer Chiefs progress after 47 years
Posted: 8 January 2017 Time: 09:54
Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung is pleased with the progress the club is making off the pitch this season despite their recent on-field troubles as he celebrates 47 years in charge.
Amakhosi, who last tasted trophy success more than a year ago with the MTN8 title, suffered through nine matches without a victory towards the end of 2016 but ended the year positively with two consecutive wins.
Chiefs celebrated their 47th anniversary yesterday and the club supremo, who started it all back in 1970, said he is proud of how far the country’s most successful club has come.
“Let me take this opportunity to wish the Amakhosi a happy 47th anniversary,” Motaung said on the club’s website.
“We are pleased to see and celebrate another milestone in the history of our iconic club.
“I am pleased to see the club evolving over the years, while keeping the fundamental principles of spreading Love and Peace through the CSI programme.
“We are continuing to work in partnership with organisations such as the Reach For A Dream Foundation, which is gratifying to see.”
Motaung was quick to praise the supporters who have made the Glamour Boys the most-supported team and biggest football brand in South Africa.
“Thank you to our faithful supporters,” he said. “Without our sponsors and partners we wouldn't have reached these milestones, and I wish to recognise them all for their support.”
‘Chincha Guluva’ also took a moment to salute fallen heroes who are part of the club’s history.
“Every anniversary brings back memories of the past. I wish to pay tribute to all the founding members who are no longer with us,” Motaung added.
“Last year, we lost two of our stalwarts, Pelé Blaschke and Petros ‘Ten-Ten’ Nzimande, both of whom played a sterling role in the foundation of Kaizer Chiefs. May their souls rest in peace.”
Chiefs resume their Absa Premiership campaign on Feruary 7 against Free State Stars at FNB Stadium.