Leone Stars Prolific Forward, Musa Kamara aka Musa Tombo is set to join the South African side Kaizer Chiefs.According to Sources, the deal is almost in it completion stage.
Tombo is set to travel to South Africa to continue his footballing career.
BRIEF HISTORY OF KAIZER CHIEFS
Kaizer Chiefs are one of the biggest and best-supported clubs in Africa and are one of the ‘big three’ of South African soccer. With plenty of trophies and honors, this is their story.
Kaizer Chiefs are a soccer club based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They are the best supported sports team in South Africa and are arguably the most successful.
Known affectionately as ‘Amakhosi’ and ‘the Phefeni Glamour Boys’, Chiefs have had a tremendous impact on pop culture. Lucas Radebe, who became Leeds United captain after playing for Chiefs, inspired the name of the British rock band Kaiser Chiefs.
The name of the soccer club is in reference to founder Kaizer Motaung senior, who remains club chairman today. It also draws inspiration from Atlanta Chiefs, for whom Motaung played.
Chiefs and their formation
When iconic former Orlando Pirates player Kaizer Motaung returned to South Africa from a stint in the USA, he was greeted by turmoil and infighting within his former club.
Initially, Motaung tried to act as a peacemaker. However, he was unable to resolve the conflict and ultimately founded Kaizer Chiefs, a club intended to serve as a home for expelled Orlando Pirates players.
Kaizer Motaung, founder of Kaizer Chiefs
Not everyone welcomed Chiefs’ presence in the game, but they soon justified their place in South African soccer, winning the 1974 league title. They were also very successful in cup competitions in the 1970s, most notably winning the BP Top Eight in 1973, 1974 and 1976.
In 1976, iconic team manager Ewert ‘The Lip’ Nene was killed while in Springs to sign Nelson ‘Teenage’ Dladla. The perpetrators were hooligans who did not want Dladla to sign for Chiefs. As it turned out, Dladla signed for Chiefs anyway and became a club legend, sporting the number 11 jersey.
In 1978, despite the brutal apartheid regime, multiracial soccer was introduced to South Africa. The same year, Lucky Stylianou became the first white Kaizer Chiefs player.
Also in the 1970s, Chiefs became the first black club to beat a white one in South Africa when they saw off Hellenic 2-1 at Rand Stadium.
Chiefs followed up their 1974 league title success with further triumphs in 1977 and 1979.
Chiefs endured a difficult period in the 1980s but were steered through it by players such as Johannes ‘Ryder’ Mofokeng and Marks Maponyane.
They enjoyed great success in the cup competitions, winning the league in 1981 and 1984. By 1989, they had another league title-winning squad brimming with talented players. This included legendary midfielder Doctor Khumalo, a Kaizer Chiefs youth product who was promoted to the first team by Romanian coach Ted Dumitru.
From 1989 to 1994, Chiefs were graced by a player who still today arguably remains their most famous of all time, Lucas Radebe. At the end of his stint with Amakhosi, he left for Leeds United, where he became captain and stayed for 11 years.
Chiefs were league champions in 1991, 1992 and 1996.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) was founded in 1996 and the modern era of South African soccer began. Naturally, Kaizer Chiefs were among the founding members.