Absa Premiership

Motsepe dubs Kaizer Motaung SA's 'father of football'

2018-05-18 13:35
Kaizer Motaung and Patrice Motsepe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has been honoured by Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe for his outstanding contribution to South African football.

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Motsepe was speaking during half-time at the Mandela Centenary Celebration match between Sundowns and La Liga giants Barcelona at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday, won 3-1 by the visitors.

"We would like to honour Mr Motaung for his sacrifices and all he has done for football in the country," he said.

"We refer to Ntate Motaung as 'Our father of football' because he has done so much for the game here at home and globally."

'Chincha Guluva', as the Amakhosi founder is affectionately known during his playing days, received an award in the image of lion, an association with the Bataung clan.

"I am truly humbled by this gesture from Mr Motsepe during this auspicious occasion where we celebrate the life of Madiba who would've turned 100 years old this year," the Chiefs chairman said.

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The Soweto-born Motaung made his debut for Orlando Pirates at the age of 16.

He then played for Atlanta Chiefs in the United States for three years before returning home to establish his own club, Kaizer Chiefs, in 1970.

 

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