One can’t talk about Kaizer Chiefs without mentioning the name of Kaizer Motaung, the man who followed a
glittering playing career that places him among the all-time greats of the game, not only locally but in
the USA as well, by founding what has become the most successful club in South African football history.
Born on 16 October 1944 in Orlando East, Soweto, Motaung’s remarkable career began in 1960 when his
exceptional natural talent earned him a senior debut for Orlando Pirates at the tender age of 16.
Throughout the 1960s, the inside-left’s spellbinding ball control, vision and clinical finishing
justified his hero status among Buccaneers fans, who bestowed upon him the moniker, Chincha Guluva, the
man with the quick feet. His exploits began to attract attention from further afield and in 1968,
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