Seven months after plans to get it off the ground was first announced, Kaizer Chiefs’ plans to start a ladies team is gaining momentum.
Chiefs are keen to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns, TS Galaxy and more recently Royal AM in starting a women’s team.
The club’s Marketing Director Jessica Motaung first mentioned the club’s plans to start one in July this year, although it has gone quiet since.
But addressing the media at CAF President Patrice Motsepe’s press conference in Sandton, Motaung says that Chiefs are likely to have a team by the start of the Hollywoodbets resumption in February.
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“It’s an exciting time for us to consider, but I think baby steps. We have a lot to do at a domestic level, finalize our team for the league in South Africa and then obviously [Women’s] Champions League and play our role in Africa and in the world,” she told journalists.
“It’s certainly a space that Chiefs are very excited about and I am excited to announce our team in the future soon.”
Motaung revealed that the club is in the process of purchasing an existing status, as opposed to starting a team from scratch.
“We are in negotiations and discussions and very excited about what the future holds for us as Kaizer Chiefs. If we want to play at the Hollywoodbets level, we have to [purchase a status].”
“If we are going to start building a whole team, it has implications. So, we are excited about what we are doing and the negotiations and the kind of partnerships that we’re embarking on,” she added.