Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs welcomed two NBA stars Jaylen Brown of the
Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela, as well as former Arsenal
and Barcelona star, Thierry Henry, to the Kaizer Chiefs Village on Saturday.
The trio were taken on a tour of the Kaizer Chiefs Village
by the club’s Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung, who was joined by Kaizer
Motaung Junior, Siphiwe ‘Shabba’ Tshabalala and Daniel Cardoso.
Henry, joined the tour because of his love for basketball.
France’s all-time top goalscorer was particularly honoured to meet with Kaizer
Motaung himself, and spoke at length with the club's chairperson about his glorious
achievements at Arsenal and Barcelona, and being a part of the 1998 World Cup
“I made my debut for France against South Africa and
finished off my international career against the same opponent,” said Henry as
quoted by the club’s official website.
“I also know the surname Motaung, because there was a player
called Sizwe Motaung in the team.
“I am glad to have met ‘Shabba’ because I still remember the
goal he scored against Mexico in the 2010 World Cup, and it is cool to see that
he wears jersey number 14, which is a special number to me.”
As a token of friendship, Motaung presented the three
athletes with Kaizer Chiefs jerseys to keep as lasting memories of their
The NBA tour culminated in a massive basketball game that
saw a number of superstars from the American league playing against each other
in a match dubbed ‘Team Africa vs Team World’ at the Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday