Kaizer Motaung caps off 50th anniversary year with top GQ award


Kaizer Chiefs founder, Mr. Kaizer Motaung, was awarded with the prestigious GQ Men of The Year in the highest category – the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Lifetime Achievement Award.

After founding Kaizer Chiefs exactly 50 years ago, Mr. Motaung has successfully established himself as not only a pioneer in the football world but business world as well.

Kaizer Motaung, 76-years of age, began his playing career at Orlando Pirates before going on to represent Atlanta Chiefs and Denver Dynamos in America. He later returned to South Africa and founded Kaizer Chiefs in 1970, as the saying goes: ‘the rest is history.’

Kaizer Motaung wins top award

Kaizer Motaung was named as the GQ Men of The Year on Saturday night in Sandton. He was not there to receive it himself but was represented by his son, former Kaizer Chiefs attacker Kaizer Motaung Jnr.

“I wish to accept this award on behalf of my father and mentor, Mr Kaizer Motaung Snr. I’d like to say thank you to GQ South Africa for recognising the original glamour boy. He is a true leader and innovator. He is a king amongst kings to us,” Motaung Jnr. told the Kaizer Chiefs website.

Kaizer pushed the boundaries – Asin

“This year, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège presented the Lifetime Achievement award to Kaizer Motaung. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to South African sport over the last 50 years and who continues to be dedicated to the progression of the industry.” – Managing Director of Moët Hennessy for Africa and the Middle East, Pascal Asin said as quoted by SundayWorld.

“We are honoured to have been able to present this to Kaizer Motaung, an exceptional individual who continues to play a vital role in South African soccer. Hennessy V.S.O.P has been celebrating the pioneers, the game-changers, the movers, shakers and change-makers for over 200 years, paying homage to those who embody its ethos.

“Never Stop. Never Settle. This is why we have chosen to partner with GQ Men of the Year once again. It’s a perfect match and a way for Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège to honour courageous South Africans who push the boundaries of their own success, stand for their convictions and epitomise excellence.”

Kaizer Chiefs have grown to become a household brand not only in South Africa but internationally as well. The Amakhosi have won over 50 club trophies since being formed in 1970 by Kaizer Motaung.

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