Kaiser Chiefs Soccer Club, a South African football team, traces its beginnings in Soweto, Johannesburg. The club was founded on January 7, 1970 by former soccer player Kaiser Motaung.
The team, also known as Amakhosi or Lords/Chiefs, plays its home games at Ellis Park Stadium or FNB Stadium. They have a tough rivalry with the Mamelodi Sundowns and the Orlando Pirates in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) as well as the local league.
Kaiser “Chincha Guluva” Motaung, the club’s founder, is a former player for the Orlando Pirates which is also a Soweto team. He also played in the United States as a striker for the Atlanta Chiefs of the North American Soccer Leagueor the NASL.
For pulling out suddenly from the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup, the Kaiser ufabetแทงบอล Chiefs have been banned from taking part in African club tournaments. The said punishment however will be lifted in 2009.
Some years earlier, the Chiefs were also penalized by the Confederation of African Football for violating tournament rules.
Adored by their followers, the Kaiser Chiefs Soccer team was one of the very first local teams to turn professional. The club has achieved a remarkable record of 80 titles in 36 years. It has also set unprecedented local sponsorship standards.
The Team’s best feat was probably the 2001-2002 seasons. During that time, they won four major championships in four months. The said trophies were the Vodacom Challenge, BP Top Eight, Coca-Cola Cup, and the CAF Cup Winners Cup (Mandela Cup).
Kaiser Chiefs, a British Indies/pop band, got its name from the soccer club.