Details About Development

The Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy is a programme that is free of charge for all players across the different age-groups. We currently have five age-groups namely our under-13, under-15, 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 some of 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.

Trials/Assessments

Kindly be informed that Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy will have a player assessment in February 2019, for players between the ages of 11 years & 17 years ONLY.

NB: Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy won’t have any trials this year 2018.

For more information e-mail us: development@kaizerchiefs.com.


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

1.Under-13       2.Under-15       3.Under-17       4.Under-19     5. 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 and skills level.

The leagues that the development teams participate in are the SAFA Gauteng Development League – GDL, SAFA Johannesburg – SAB League and the MultiChoice Diski Challenge – MDC.


Head of Youth Development: Sundra Govinder

Development Coaches: Arthur Zwane, Sundra Govinder, Ace Khuse, Jimmy Jambo, Tshidiso Letsholonyane

Development goalkeeper coach: Rory Minnaar

Logistics: Ryder Mofokeng

Scouting Department: Technical members

Sport scientists: Tinus van Rensberg, Jamie Schultz, Leroy Fischer

Video analyst: Vaughan Coetzee

Education and Child Welfare Coordinator: Ntsie Maphike

Contact E-mail: development@kaizerchiefs.com