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Motaung Responds To Jnr’s Promise For Chiefs Success

Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Dr. Kaizer Motaung says patience is required after he handed over the baton of power at the Soweto giants.

The founder of the most supported club in the country has seen an unprecedented trophy drought of eight years leaving more questions than answers of late.

But this week after he was inducted into the South African Hall of Fame, his son and Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jnr said they will work tirelessly to bring back the glory days for what his legacy deserves.

Dr Kaizer Motaung Chairman of Kaizer Chiefs and Kaizer Motaung Jnr during the South African Hall of Fame Legends Lunch at FNB Stadium in Soweto on the 16 November 2023 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

“I believe what he is saying makes sense, I have given my baton over to them to continue the journey, so it’s a responsibility on their shoulders and of course, I can only look on the wayside, look and support them in any or whatever way I can do,” he said when asked by iDiski Times.

“[I will] support their initiatives to ensure this brand continues to grow by leaps and bounds. I can only say to the fans thank you very much for the support over the years and continue supporting the team you have so much love for.

“With a little bit of patience, it will do a great deal of help, we’re in a rebuilding stage at the moment – and we want to continue the journey, making sure it’s successful so we can become strong, but we also rely on their strength and we thank them for that.”

Chiefs have started the season in indifferent fashion, out of the MTN8, Carling Knockout and 10th in the DStv Premiership, 10 points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns – who have played four games fewer.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.