Kaizer Chiefs congregated at the place where it all started in Phefeni 50 years ago
Kaizer Chiefs' players‚ coaching staff‚ ex-greats and legends‚ former and current administrators and owning family - the Motaungs - congregated at the place where the club was started in Phefeni to celebrate Tuesday's 50th anniversary of the great Soweto club.
The celebration was held at the club's first training field they used when Chiefs were established on January 7‚ 1970‚ opposite their first clubhouse‚ the childhood home of chairman Kaizer Motaung at 8414 Sentsho Street in Phefeni‚ Orlando West.
Cecil Motaung‚ Kaizer's brother and the youngest of nine siblings in the family (Kaizer was the fifth child)‚ said the home had belonged to their parents‚ Ceyland and Sophie Motaung.
.@KaizerChiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung, "Chincha Guluva", arrives for their 50th anniversary celbrations where it all started. The house he's entered (8414 Sentsho St, Phefeni) was the Motaung's family home and Chiefs' first clubhouse. The field opposite the 1st training field. pic.twitter.com/vtpvJilJ9X— Marc Strydom (@marc_strydom) January 7, 2020
"I was born here. [Chiefs greats] Ace Ntsoelengoe‚ Ratha Mokgoatlheng‚ [Edward] 'Msomi' Khoza‚ [Joseph] 'Banks' Sethlodi and Johnny Mokoena stayed at this house.
"Because we had to share accommodation‚" Cecil Motaung said.
"And then [late Chiefs administrator] Ewert Nene had other players like Ten-Ten Nzimande‚ Eric Ngidi and [Bhaba] 'Bizzah' Dlamini staying at his house in Diepkloof.
"The field here was the first training field. The first offices were in Meadowlands."
Chiefs have given free entrance (two each‚ first come‚ first serve at Computicket) for their 7.30pm home game against Highlands Park at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.