Last Friday the 11th of December 2020, Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung revealed the groundbreaking acquisition of a piece of land across the street from the Motaung family home in Phefeni, the birthplace of Amakhosi.
“We are grateful about the acquisition of this important piece of land,” comments Chairman Kaizer Motaung. “It’s our way of making a contribution in the community from which we come. It is a historic and proud moment for us to announce this milestone. This did not come easy; it took a long haul of observing the on-goings with the other attempted transactions to acquire this land. At the end of the day, we are happy to eventually secure this land as our way of giving back to the community of Phefeni.”
The land is in Sentso Street and it features a soccer pitch and a church, making it a sacred land indeed. The community of Phefeni and nearby schools use the land for recreational purposes.
“It took a tireless effort of negotiations to reach this landmark moment,” reveals Jessica. “It has gone back and forth with exchanges of propositions. We are glad we never gave up and, eventually, after many attempts, we succeeded to reach finality. This is history in the making, above all because this is happening in the 50 anniversary of our Club. We are looking forward to making further announcements about the plans we have to develop this into a community sports facility. We will announce all that in due course.”