Cape Town - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa sent Kaizer Chiefs a special message as the Sowetan giants celebrated their 50th birthday.
Dignitaries around the country took to social media to wish and congratulate Amakhosi as they reached a milestone of 50 years of existence.
"Today we celebrate with Kaize Chiefs, founded 50 years ago by Bra Kaizer Motaung," said Ramaphosa in a Twitter post.
“The South African story can never be complete without the story of this legendary club.
"We salute you for the contribution made to nation building and fostering social cohesion."
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu also wished the club well as celebrations kicked off on Tuesday.
"Today we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of @KaizerChiefs, which was started 50 years ago by a 26-year-old Kaizer Motaung," he said.
"Kaizer Chiefs is one of South Africa’s most recognizable brands and an institution that has produced many great legends in football! It’s #KaizerChiefs50!"
Former Western Cape Mayor Patricia De Lille made her allegiance known as she claimed that Amakhosi are the "best team" in the country.
"I am so proud of my team, its founder, leaders and all past and present players. Happy 50th birthday @KaizerChiefs. May you go from strength to strength and continue to be the best team in SA! #Amakhosi4Life #KaizerChiefs50," the Tweet read.
Amakhosi will continue their celebrations on Wednesday evening as they welcome Highlands Park to FNB Stadium for an Absa Premiership clash.
Entrance to witness the match is free to the public only if you have collected a free ticket at the stadium.
Kick-off is at 19:30.
- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien