Junior Khanye becomes club chairman

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Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye is now a club owner.

Khanye has formed his own team in Daveyton and is preparing to register with the local football association for affiliation.

The former Amakhosi midfielder has also named the team after his own nickname – Fak'imali Uzobona FC – and has set their training base in eTwatwa in Daveyton.

View more pictures from Fak'imali Uzobona FC in the gallery above

Speaking to KickOff.com after we visited him in Daveyton today, Khanye says his next project will be forming a football academy in a bid to unearth more talent in his home area.

"This is a way of plowing back into the community. This is an area I grew up in and I want to use this opportunity to give back to my community," says Khanye.

"We have already started with the project and our first step was identifying under-18 players. We are now in the process of building a strong team and moving to a better venue for training.

"But my bigger picture is on development. That's why we will also be planning to launch a football academy. That's my biggest goal, to give these youngsters a platform to showcase their talent and realize their dreams of being spotted by PSL teams."

Other former PSL players who come from Daveyton include Jabu Mahlangu, Thabiso Malatse, and Michael Nkambule.

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