Kaizer Jr graduates into Chiefs role

Premiership

Kaizer Jr, as he is more commonly known, has completed his studies in BCom Financial Management and will now be welcomed into the Chiefs' hierarchy.

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The 37-year-old, who retired from his playing career in 2014, has completed his three-year course at Varsity College and expressed delight at his achievement, while hoping it would inspire other players to follow the same path.

“I wanted to focus on studying, so in 2014 and 2015 I attended classes on a full-time basis. However, I took a hiatus in 2016 and 2017 to attend to a personal matter – I then went back to complete my degree in 2018,” Motaung Jr told Chiefs' official website.

“This attainment should serve as motivation to other footballers as there’s no price that can be put on self-improvement.

“It’s a case of taking the opportunity as footballers. When we have the time to further ourselves, sometimes we don’t take it because we think our soccer career will last forever.

"Fortunately, I had great people around me who motivated me and emphasised the importance of working hard. I took the chance and I’m happy with my accomplishment.

“I’m happy with what I was able to accomplish but this is not the end. The great thing about education is that no one can take it away from you and I believe this will inspire and stimulate present and former players to improve themselves."

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A statement on the club website further confirms that Motaung Jr will be assuming a permanent role within the club's structures after previously overseeing administration duties while studying.

"Kaizer will now be back at the club on a full-time basis putting into practice all that he has learnt on and off the field," said the statement, to which Motaung Jr added: "Having been away from the team on a regular basis since 2014, I am honoured to be back and  look forward to contributing to the future success of this great Club."

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