Kaizer Motaung Junior Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Height, Wikipedia, Nationality

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 12, 2024

Kaizer Motaung Junior is a former professional footballer and the current sporting director of Kaizer Chiefs F.C., one of the most successful teams in South Africa.

He is the son of Kaizer Motaung, the founder and chairman of Kaizer Chiefs, and a soccer legend in the country.

He was a striker for several clubs in South Africa, England, and Germany before retiring from football in 2014.

He is also an accomplished cricketer who scored a century at Lord’s in 2000.

Profile

  • Full name: Kaizer Motaung Junior
  • Date of birth: August 8, 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Sporting director of Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
  • Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Parents: Kaizer Motaung and Julegka Motaung
  • Siblings: Bobby Motaung, Jessica Motaung, and Kemiso Motaung
  • Spouse: Katherine Heider (m. 2012; div. 2019)
  • Children: Tyler Rhys Motaung (son)
  • Relationship status: Divorced
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Kaizer Motaung Junior, now 43 years old, was born on August 8, 1981, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the second child and eldest son of Kaizer Motaung and Julegka Motaung.

His father is the founder and chairman of Kaizer Chiefs F.C., one of the most popular and successful soccer teams in South Africa.

His father also played for Orlando Pirates and Atlanta Chiefs and represented the South African national team. His mother is a businesswoman and philanthropist who runs the Kaizer Motaung Foundation.

Junior grew up in a wealthy and influential family with three siblings: Bobby, Jessica, and Kemiso. He attended St. John’s College in Johannesburg, where he excelled in football and cricket.

He then moved to England and enrolled at Harrow School in London, where he continued to play both sports.

He made history in 2000 when he scored a century at Lord’s, the home of cricket, in a match between Harrow and Eton. He was the first South African to achieve this feat.

Personal Life

Kaizer Motaung Junior married Katherine Heider, a German national, in 2012 after a nine-year relationship.

They met in Munich, Germany, where Junior played for 1860 Munich. They have a son named Tyler Rhys, who was born in 2011.

However, their marriage did not last long, and they divorced in 2019. Junior revealed on Instagram that he was no longer married and that his wife had abused him.

He also admitted that he had overdosed on cough medicine and that he was seeking help for his addiction.

Career

Kaizer Motaung Junior started his football career at Wits University, a local club in Johannesburg. He then joined Kaizer Chiefs F.C., the team owned by his father, in 2000.

He debuted for the senior team in 2001 and scored his first goal in 2002. He played for Kaizer Chiefs for four seasons, winning two league titles, one cup, and one Super Cup.

In 2004, he moved to England and signed for Chelsea, one of the top teams in the Premier League.

However, he did not make any appearances for the first team and was loaned out to 1860 Munich, a second-division club in Germany, in 2005. He spent three seasons at 1860 Munich, scoring 12 goals in 63 games.

He returned to Kaizer Chiefs in 2008 and played for another six seasons until his retirement in 2014. He scored 35 goals in 144 games for Kaizer Chiefs and won another league title, two cups, and two Super cups.

He also represented the South African national team at the under-20 and under-23 levels but never played for the senior team.



In 2015, he was appointed as the sporting director of Kaizer Chiefs, a role that involves overseeing the technical aspects of the club, such as scouting, transfers, and youth development. Along with his father and siblings, he is also involved in the management and administration of the club.

Awards

Kaizer Motaung Junior has won several awards and honors throughout his football career as a player and sporting director. Some of them are:

  • Premier Soccer League: 2003–04, 2004–05, 2012–13.
  • Nedbank Cup: 2006, 2013.
  • MTN 8: 2008, 2014.
  • Telkom Knockout: 2007, 2010.
  • Century at Lord’s: 2000.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Kaizer Motaung Junior’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.

He earned his wealth from his football career and his role as the sporting director of Kaizer Chiefs.

Controversy

Kaizer Motaung Junior has faced some controversy in his personal and professional life. In 2019, he was allegedly abused by his wife, Katherine Heider, who also accused him of cheating on her.

He later divorced her and posted on Instagram that he was no longer married. He also confessed that he had overdosed on cough medicine and that he was struggling with addiction. He said he was seeking help and support from his family and friends.

In 2020, he was involved in a legal dispute over unpaid wages with his former club, 1860 Munich. He claimed that the club owed €300,000 and that he had not received his salary for six months. He sued the club, and the case was settled out of court.

In 2021, he was criticized by some fans and media for his performance as the sporting director of Kaizer Chiefs.

The club had a disappointing season, finishing eighth in the league and failing to win trophies. Some blamed him for the poor recruitment, lack of vision, and interference in the coaching staff.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kaizerm_jr
  • Twitter: @KaizerM_Junior



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