As part of the process of making notable and meaningful changes at Kaizer Chiefs, the club has announced the appointment of former player Kaizer Motaung Jr. as Amakhosi’s Sporting Director. Kaizer Jr. will officially take up this new position on 1 July 2021.
Among many important responsibilities that the position entails, Kaizer Jr. will be driving increased levels of performance and effectiveness throughout all the areas of the Club’s Football Operations. He will work with the Head of Technical, Molefi Ntseki and Football Manager, Bobby Motaung as they promote a strong understanding of how each component of Football Operations can best support the First Team and Academy, as well as recruitment of players and technical staff at all levels.
Kaizer Jr. will also be responsible for engaging with Amakhosi’s wider business functions to fully align the Club’s operational vision and business model. Motaung Jr. played for Wits University and Kaizer Chiefs youth academies in South Africa. He went on to feature for Chelsea and TSV Munich 1860 juniors in England and Germany in the late 90s and early 2000s. Motaung Jr. was promoted to the TSV 1860 Munich reserve team at the start of the 2001-2002 season where he spent two seasons.
He joined Kaizer Chiefs’ senior team in July 2003 and hung-up his boots in 2014 at the age of 32, after spending just over 10 years as an Amakhosi player.