Kaizer Chiefs celebrated the lifting of their transfer ban on Thursday morning by appointing former striker Kaizer Motaung Junior as the club’s new Sporting Director. Motaung Junior hung up his boots in February 2014. But he remained part and parcel of the club’s hierarchy, learning from the head honcho and his father Kaizer Motaung. He empowered himself by obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management in 2019.
In his new role, Motaung Junior is expected to work closely with the club’s Head of Technical and Youth development academy Molefi Ntseki and Football Manager Bobby Motaung – as they work on improving the club’s operations from the last few years.
“I am looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues. We need to maintain Kaizer Chiefs as a household name in world football and we’ve shown that it can be done after reaching the Caf Champions League final for the first time,” Motaung Junior said.
Motaung Junior’s appointment comes a day when the club is celebrating the lifting of their transfer ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after having failed to sign any players for almost a year. However, this is also a month where they’ll play in their first ever Champions League final.
Today we introduce to you our new Sporting Director, Mr. Kaizer Motaung JR . Congratulations @kaizerm_jr on your new appointment, we look forward to a beautiful and fruitful journey with you as you embark on this new chapter in your life! #Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/jmQtTwvMVp
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) July 1, 2021
The Glamour Boys will play in the continental final against Al Ahly on July 17 at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca. Motaung Junior will hope that his era gets off to a winning start, especially after the team’s failure to win silverware in the last six seasons.