Chiefs convey condolences to Maselesele family

Kaizer Chiefs is saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa’s talented footballers, Lucky Maselesele.

Born in Alexandra township on 8 March 1980, Lucky was a product of the School of Excellence before being spotted and joining Amakhosi in 1999.

He made his debut for Chiefs in a 2-1 home win over African Wanderers, appearing as a substitute one day after Chiefs’ 30th anniversary on 8 January 2000. He was 19 years old at the time.

He featured in 12 games in his first season with Chiefs in the 1999-00 season. His first goal came on the final day of the season in a 2-1 loss to SuperSport United on 17 June 2000.

He won the BOB Save Super Bowl trophy with Chiefs in 1999-00 and featured in the Last 32 and Last 16 wins over Cape Town City and Hellenic.

He also took part in Chiefs’ triumph of the 2001-02 BP Top 8 and Coca-Cola Cup campaigns.

His last appearance for the Glamour Boys was a league game away to Santos on the 20 January 2003, which was a 0-0 away draw.

In total, he played 44 times for Chiefs and contributed with 11 goals between 1999 and 2003.

He also had loan spells at Manning Rangers during his time with Chiefs.

After leaving Chiefs, he went to play for several other teams in the PSL.


Stats at Chiefs: 

1999-00: Apps – 12, Goals – 1

2000-01: Apps – 4

2001-02: Apps – 19, Goals – 2

2002-03: Apps – 9, Goals – 4

Total Apps – 44

Total Goals – 11


We convey our heartfelt condolences to the Maselesele family during this difficult period.

We would also like to thank them for the support they gave him by letting Lucky showcase his talent to Amakhosi and South African football in general.


Rest in Peace.