Motaung reflects on failed 50th plans


Kaizer Chiefs founder and chairman Kaizer Motaung has reflected on the club's 51st anniversary and opened up on their failure to clinch the Premiership title last season.

Today marks 51 years since the formation of Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, which has grown in leaps and bounds both on and off the field during this period.

As the most successful club in South Africa, having tallied 93 domestic cups to date, Amakhosi's history speaks volumes of the club's pedigree and impact on local football.

Reflecting on another year, Motaung acknowledged the disappointing manner in which its 50th anniversary ended on the final day of the 2019/20 season but also had renewed optimism that they will end their dreaded longest trophy drought in the club's history.

"It is such a honour and privilege to witness how this club has grown and developed over the last 51 years.  Every anniversary is special, and we recognise it as yet another achievement," said Motaung in a club statement.

"Our 50th anniversary was meant to be a special moment in history, but as we all know our plans were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"We started brightly and focused our attention to lifting the Premiership, until COVID-19 struck and halted our plans. We lost the title at the final hurdle of the league marathon. 

"Be that as it may, we are entering this anniversary, with a renewed commitment to do our best. We still face difficulties and challenges given the continued pandemic, but we remain positive with the promise of hope as we seek out the opportunities to claw back what belongs to us.”

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