Who exactly is Kaizer Motaung, aîoge, education, career and personal life, Kaizer Chiefs founder

Former South African association football player Kaizer Motaung OIS, currently chairman and managing director of Kaizer Chiefs FC, was born o October 16, 1944. He went by the name “Chincha Guluva.”

Biography profile of Kaizer Motaung

Kaizer Motaung Biography
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Full name  : Kaizer Motaung
Gender  : Male
Age : 79 years old
Date of birth  : 16 October 1944
Place of birth  : Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng province
Nationality  : South African
Occupation  : football player
Networth  : R60 million
Partner : Valeta Motaung
Height  : 1.86m

Early life of Kaizer Motaung

Motaung, who was raised in Soweto’s Orlando East neighbourhood, made his professional football debut at the age of 16 with the Orlando Pirates FC. After team trials in Zambia, Motaung was recruited by Atlanta Chiefs founder and owner Dick Cecil and former West Ham United player Phil Woosnam, who was managing the Atlanta Chiefs team in the then-newly formed North American Soccer League (NASL), to play for the United States in the 1968 FIFA World Cup. [1]

NASL(North American Soccer League  Career

Motaung made his North American debut for the Atlanta Chiefs as a substitute in a friendly match against Manchester City, scoring two goals in the process while dealing with the weather and overcoming an injury. He kept up his excellent play for the remainder of the season, tallying sixteen goals in fifteen games to lead the league in scoring. His accomplishment earned him the title of “Rookie of the Year” and a spot on the NASL All Star Team. He returned to the NASL in 1975 and spent two seasons playing for the Denver Dynamos.

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Kaizer Motaung Biography
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In 1970, Motaung made the decision to start his own professional football team when he returned home. Motaung gave his squad the moniker “Kaizer Chiefs” in honour of both himself and his old NASL team. Jomo Sono, a second South African who had previously played for the Orlando Pirates, joined the NASL team New York Cosmos in 1977. After he and his old NASL team, the New York Cosmos, he went back to build his own professional football team, which he called Jomo Cosmos. However, in the 2011–12 season of the South African Premier Soccer League, Jomo Cosmos was demoted. [2]

Despite early difficulties and opposition, Motaung was able to assemble a superb group of rookies and experienced players, and the team quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with. The Kaizer Chiefs quickly gained a sizable fan base. The Kaizer Chiefs quickly rose to prominence as South Africa’s most successful team, collecting more than 78 championships along the way and attracting an estimated fourteen million fans nationwide. In fact, it is commonly said in jest that Kaizer Chiefs seldom actually travel because their fans outnumber those of the visiting team. In 2001, Kaizer Chiefs won the African Cup Winners’ Cup, which was one of their greatest accomplishments.

Family of  Kaizer

He is a respected manager and football player who also values his family. He has five children with his wife Valeta, which is a blessing. Kaizer Junior, Bobby, Jessica, Kemiso, and Thabo (dead) are their names. Tyler Rhys Motaung is the name of one of his grandchildren. He is Motaung Junior’s son.

Three of Kaizer Motaung’s kids appear to have carried on his legacy. Kaizer Motaung Junior, for instance, plays football for the Kaizer Chiefs. Additionally, Jessica manages the marketing and communication tasks for his father’s group. Who is Kaizer Motaung’s first child? Thabo Motaung, his first child, was given that name. Although he was born in 1969, he passed away in 2019. Bobby claims that his brother battled meningitis for a very long time before passing away. 43 was the age of his passing. [3]


HollywoodsMagazine estimates Kaizer Motaung’s net worth to be $60 million. He has other assets and enterprises in addition to his sports career through which he also succeeds.