Kaizer Motaung Junior

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Kaizer Motaung Junior
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Wits University
Kaizer Chiefs
Chelsea
TSV 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 1860 Munich II 22 (4)
2003–2014 Kaizer Chiefs 106 (30)
Total 128 (34)
National team
2001–2004 South Africa U-23 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2012

Kaizer Motaung Junior (born 8 August 1981 in Johannesburg, Gauteng) is a former South African football (soccer) striker for Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs.[1]

He is the son of South African soccer legend and Kaizer Chiefs founder Kaizer Motaung.

Early life[edit]

Motaung born to Kaizer and Valeta Motaung is one of 5 children. Motaung attended St. Johns in Johannesburg and Harrow School in north-west London whose alumni include Winston Churchill and James Blunt.[2] He was an excellent cricketer. In 2000, he opened batting with Middelsex and England player Nick Compton at Harrow vs Eton 163rd clash at Lord's since 1805. In that match he got a century but the match was called off due to rain. He also played against Graeme Smith who was at King Edward High School. He was once told Ali Bacher to play cricket. Former international referee David Alleray was his housemaster at Harrow.[3]

Youth career[edit]

Motaung played for Wits University and Kaizer Chiefs youth academies in South Africa and Chelsea and TSV Munich 1860 juniors in England and Germany. In his time in the Chelsea youth academy in the late 90s and early 2000s he was in the same team with Dean Furman, John Terry and Robert Huth.[4]

Club career[edit]

He was promoted to the TSV 1860 Munich reserve team and scored 1 goal in 4 matches in his debut season in the 2001/2002 Oberliga Bayern season and then 3 goals in 19 matches in the 2002/2003 season totaling 4 goals in 22 matches which all were diving headers. He signed with his father's club in July 2003. He made his debut on 17 December 2003 in a 4-0 win over Zulu Royals under Ted Dumitru. He scored his first goal on 9 June 2004 against Wits University . In the 2006/07 season he was the teams top goalscorer (12 goals) and Player of the Season.

Personal life[edit]

He married his girlfriend of 9 years, Katherine Heider in Munich in 2012, whom he was secretly engaged with for 2 years. His best man was former teammate at Kaizer Chiefs and current team manager, Gerald Sibeko. Heider gave birth to Tyler Rhys in 2011.[5]

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