Why Motaung Ditched Pirates to Form Kaizer Chiefs

Do we all remember how Kaizer Chiefs was formed after Kaizer Motaung left Orlando Pirates? Maybe we forgot the details or we are too young. Either way, great stories are meant to be told.


According to the story, Kaizer Motaung started his career as a Pirates superstar before his exceptional talent took him to the United States.

It was over there in the United States where he played for the Atlanta Chiefs. Back home, his former club Pirates struggled with internal issues, including the departure of a few key Bucs players.

Bra K, known as “Chincha Guluva” was soon back home trying to resolve the crisis at Pirates.

It didn’t take him long to realize that his efforts weren’t paying off. His next idea would change South African football forever.

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He decided to forget the pirates and form his own team which would eventually become Kaizer Chiefs.

“Motaung’s former club Orlando Pirates were suffering from internal problems and team manager Ewert Nene and three players were sent off,” Amakhosi said of the club. website.

“After the 1969 Atlanta Chiefs season ended, Motaung returned home and attempted to resolve the impasse.

“However, he did not succeed. Apart from these circumstances, the Kaizer XI was formed at the end of 1969.

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“The positive response from fans prompted Motaung to consider starting his own club, using lessons learned from the United States.

“Above all, he thought, it should be a professionally run club with players being paid as promised.

“It may seem normal these days, but back then most South African club bosses said one thing and did the opposite. Not Motaung, his word is his word. That’s how Kaizer Chiefs saw the day on January 7, 1970.


Moving on to the present day, the club exceptionally still have to settle the future of no less than six senior players from Stuart Baxter’s team.

The Kaizer chiefs leave him quite late. With only four months left, several Amakhosi stars may be in the dark about their future at Naturena. Read the full story here.

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