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Kaizer Chiefs Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jr. Image: @SL/X

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Kaizer Chiefs boss left South Africa

Something is cooking at Kaizer Chiefs. A source has revealed that the Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jnr is out of the country.

31-05-24 09:55
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Kaizer Chiefs Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jr. Image: @SL/X

A new dawn is set to begin at Kaizer Chiefs under a new coach next season. New reports suggest the man is not yet in South Africa.


The 2023/24 DStv Premiership came and went. Amakhosi had a horror showing with zero trophies and a record worst 10th-position finish. The club’s interim coach Cavin Johnson is set to return to his initial position as the Kaizer Chiefs Head of Youth. Meanwhile, the club’s bosses are sweating over time to find the next head coach as of the 2024/25 season.

The likes of Pitso MosimaneSead Ramovic and Benni McCarthy hinted various levels of interest in the Kaizer Chiefs job. Furthermore, Siyethemba Sithebe‘s agent, Sihlangu Sithebe, giving an update on his client, has revealed the latest movements of the Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.

“Sihlanganile nabaphathi beChiefs emasontweni amabili adlule, bakuqinisekisa ukuthi bazomnika inkontileka entsha. Bekufanele siphinde sihlangane kuleli sonto kodwa kwatholakala ukuthi uJunior (Motaung) ungaphandle kwezwe. Manje sesizohlangana ekuqaleni kwesonto elizayo ukuyoqedela konke,” kusho uSihlangu. [We met with Kaize Chiefs a fortnight ago, the club confirmed Sithebe will sign a new deal. We were meant to meet again this week but Kaizer Motaung Jr is out of the country. We will now meet again next week to finalise the new deal],” Sihlangu said via Isolezwe.


Meanwhile, former Glamour Boy, Thabang Rooi, has said the club should target Percy Tau and Lyle Foster. Tau is yet to sign a new deal with Egyptian giants Al Ahly, while Foster is facing an uncertain future after Burnley were relegated from the English Premier League.

“It would really be good for the team to have players like Percy Tau or even Lyle Foster to come back to South Africa and join Kaizer Chiefs,” Rooi told Soccer Laduma. 

“That’s how the team can improve on their performance and results in the future. But the biggest question is affordability. We all know that Mamelodi Sundowns can afford to bring top-quality players from Europe back home to South Africa and still afford them. 

“So even in as much as Chiefs would want to do that they look at the affordability first and that’s why they would rather develop their own players,” Rooi added. 

“They have to know how to negotiate to get those big-name players to Chiefs just like the way Sundowns does. But as I have said, it would be great to sign such players in the future when their time to come back home is right,” the former defender concluded.