“The new design is so cool,” says Karabo Moakamela, who bought the 2020/2021 home jersey online via the KC DigiStore, http://kcdigistore.com.
The 28-year-old lives in Ga-Kgapane in Limpopo. He is an English teacher in Mongolia, China, but had to return to South Africa when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out.
It is the first time ever that Moakamela has bought a Kaizer Chiefs jersey. “I plan to go back to China and represent the club I love so much there. I want to show the Chinese the beautiful colours of Gold and Black.”
The home jersey draws inspiration from the icon and founder of the club, Kaizer Motaung. The jersey incorporates a lion’s mane in the design to reflect the Bataung clan name.
Moakamela has been a staunch Chiefs supporter from a young age. “My family supports the club. I started watching the games when we still had a black-and-white television. My heroes were the likes of Doctor Khumalo, Emmanuel Ngobese, Jabu Pule and Brian Baloyi, who used to save so many penalties.”
Moakamela is presently pondering about also buying the away jersey. “I want to buy it for my mother, because she will look great in it.”
“It’s beautiful, it’s light and that blue colour is simply electrifying. It attracts attention from afar,” says the excited Kaizer Chiefs supporter, Tshepo Mokoena, who bought this season’s away jersey online via the KC DigiStore.
The away jersey is striking blue with a gold trim around the neckline.
Mokoena lives in Soweto and is a student support officer at the South West Gauteng College.
The 35-year-old plans to also buy the home jersey soon, to be fully ready for the new season.
“I am happy with Gavin Hunt as the new coach,” Mokoena comments. “With his calibre, he will turn things around.”
Hlobisile Thango bought the away jersey. “I like it, it’s so different to the Gold and Black one. The blue of the away jersey is very bright and I absolutely love the design.”
Shoppers can customize their jerseys, which means that they will be able to print names and numbers on the jersey. And that’s exactly what the 25-year old Thango from Soweto has done. “I put on the number ‘1’, as that represents my birthday, which is on the first of April as well as my surname.”
She loves going to the stadium and most recently visited the Soweto Derby in February, which Amakhosi won thanks to a sole goal from Lebogang Manyama.
Thango, who presently works as an intern for an insurance company, can’t wait for the new season to start next week, on Sunday, 18 October, with an MTN8 quarterfinal fixture against Maritzburg United.
“We will do well under Gavin Hunt,” she says, “I hope that we will at least win one trophy this season.
“I wish the team luck for the new season!”
Kaizer Chiefs’ new home and away jerseys – at R899 per jersey, including VAT – as well as other club merchandise, can be ordered via our online KC DigiStore, http://kcdigistore.com as the KC Store at the Village is still closed at the moment.