Former Kaizer Chiefs player, Kaizer Motaung Jnr has completed his studies by obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) Degree with Core Discipline being Financial Management from Varsity College.
Following his retirement from professional football in January 2014, Kaizer enrolled for a three-year degree with the aim of empowering himself and preparing for life after his playing days. “I wanted to focus on studying, so in 2014 and 2015 I attended classes on a full-time basis. However, I took a hiatus in 2016 and 2017 to attend to a personal matter – I then went back to complete my degree in 2018,” says an ecstatic Motaung Jnr.
Kaizer believes the degree will assist in trying to put most of what he learnt from a business and financial point of view into practice at the club.
“This attainment should serve as motivation to other footballers as there’s no price that can be put on self-improvement,” the former striker adds.
Kaizer is expected to graduate in April and is excited about the prospect of wearing his gown and hood.
“It’s a case of taking the opportunity as footballers,” he emphasises. “When we have the time to further ourselves, sometimes we don’t take it because we think our soccer career will last forever. Fortunately, I had great people around me who motivated me and emphasised the importance of working hard. I took the chance and I’m happy with my accomplishment.”
When asked if he was done with his studies, Motaung says he would like to continue with his education and get more degrees later.
“I’m happy with what I was able to accomplish but this is not the end. The great thing about education is that no one can take it away from you and I believe this will inspire and stimulate present and former players to improve themselves,” he concludes.
Kaizer will now be back at the club on a full-time basis putting into practice all that he has learnt on and off the field. “ Having been away from the team on a regular basis since 2014, I am honoured to be back and look forward to contributing to the future success of this great Club”
We congratulate Kaizer Jnr on this remarkable achievement. We look forward to him sharing most of what he learnt as a footballer combined with his degree into practice within Kaizer Chiefs.