Kaizer Chiefs

Formed in 1970 by South African legend Kaizer Motaung, Kaizer Chiefs has grown into the most successful club in South African football history.
Named after the Atlanta Chiefs, for whom Motaung played with distinction in the North American Soccer League, Amakhosi have claimed over 80 major trophies in the past 41 years.

The Club also holds the distinction of having been named the African Club of the Year in 2001 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after the club won the African Cup Winners’ Cup, BP Top Eight Cup and Coca-Cola Cup.
They have a proud history in the Vodacom Challenge too, claiming five wins in the competition – 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2009.

Situated at their famous Kaizer Chiefs Village headquarters in Naturena, the club essentially came into being at the urging of Kaizer Motaung’s father, Mr Ceyland Motaung, who persuaded his son to use the skills and knowledge he had acquired in the United States to form his own team.

Since then the headquarters has been a hub for many fans, both local and international as they come to experience The Kaizer Chiefs Village and get a chance to get up close and personal with the players and Management.

The Club is committed to upholding its high level of professionalism both on and off the field through its various Kaizer Chiefs Properties, which include the Amakhosi Supporters Club, Amakhosi Magazine, KCTV, KCwebTV, Kaizer Chiefs Website and Social Media platforms.

Nickname Amakhosi
City: Kaizer XI
Formed: 1970
Mottos: Love & Peace!
  AMakhosi 4 Life!


Physical Address Chiefs Village, 5/6 Lena Road, Lenaron, Naturena, Johannesburg, 2064
Postal address: PO Box 2610, Johannesburg, 2000
Tel: (011) 941 1465/6/7/8
Fax: (011) 941 1538
Main Sponsor: Vodacom


Technical Supplier Nike
Home Kit: Gold with black trim
Away Kit: White with gold trim

Technical Staff

Football Manager: Bobby Motaung
Head coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Assistant coach: Donald Khuse, Arthur Zwane
Goalkeeper coach: Rainer Dinkelacker
Fitness trainer: Joshua Smith
Physio: David Milner
Assistant Physio: Jose Cox


Club Records

Most appearances: Doctor Khumalo 397
Most goals: Marks Maponyane 85
Most capped player: Neil Tovey 52 (South Africa)
Most appearances
in a season:
Neil Tovey 52 (1992)
Most goals in a season:   Collins Mbesuma 35 (2004/05)


Vodacom Challenge History

1999 Third
2000 Winners
2001 Winners
2002 Finalists
2003 Winners
2004 Finalists
2005 Finalists
2006 Winners
2007 Third
2008 Finalists
2009 Winners