Youth Academy

The Kaizer Chiefs Youth development is a program that is free of charge for all players across the different age-groups. We currently have three age-groups namely our under-17, under-19 and the reserve team.

Our responsibility as a football club is to set and maintain a standard of excellence at the training rounds.

We expect extremely high standards of our players, and we expect them to understand that their development starts every day that they walk through the gates of the KC Village.

The KC development houses its players at the state of the art KC Village in Naturena where players are under the tutelage of house fathers and mothers.

The academy team does not hold open trials as most of our players are scouted around the country, and then invited for further assessment.


The academy operates three full time teams, within the structure:

1.Under-17                       2.Under-19                     3. Reserve Team

Academy players train 3- 5 days a week, with one game per week. The focus of the players development is the training that occurs throughout the week, as they train to develop as players, not in preparation for their next game. KC players train in training groups. Training groups are not organized by the year of birth, but by the players needs.


Head of Youth Development: 

Development Coaches: Arthur Zwane, Thabo Tsutsulupa, Sundra Govinder

Reserve team goalkeeper coach: Brian Baloyi

Under-17 goalkeeper coach: Rory Minnaar

Administration and Logistics: Simon Tshowa

Scouting Department: Donald Khuse

Sport scientists: Jarred Marsh, Tinus van Rensberg, Jamie Schultz

Video analyst: Vaughn Coetzee

Education and Child Welfare Coordinator: Ntsie Maphike