PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that their defender Luke Fleurs was killed in a hijacking incident on Wednesday.

A manhunt has since been launched for two suspects who allegedly shot and killed the 24-year-old. The incident is said to have taken place in Honeydew at around 20:30. 

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Fleurs joined Amakhosi at the beginning of the current season after a stint at SuperSport United. He had not featured officially in any match for the club but played 66 times for United. 

SADNESS AS KAIZER CHIEFS DEFENDER LUKE FLEURS IS KILLED IN A HIJACKING INCIDENT 

“It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce that Kaizer Chiefs player, Luke Fleurs tragically lost his life last night during a hijacking incident in Johannesburg,” the club said on Thursday. 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. The SAPS are handling the matter and further details will be communicated in due course.”

Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs killed in hijacking incident
Luke Fleurs and Kaizer Motaung Jnr

Gauteng police spokesperson Lt-Col Mavela Masondo has told the media that the provincial police commissioner, Lt-Gen Tommy Mthombeni has appointed a team of seasoned detectives to investigate and search for the suspects. Fleurs was reportedly shot when he had stopped at a petrol station to fill up his car. 

“It is reported that the victim [Fleurs] who was driving a red VW Golf 8 GTI drove into the petrol station in 14th Avenue, corner Hendrik Potgieter. While waiting to be served by the petrol attendant, he was confronted by two armed males who came driving a white BMW 1 Series,” said the Police. 

The suspects pointed at him with a firearm and took him out of his vehicle. They then shot him once on the upper body. One suspect drove off with the victim’s car, followed by his accomplice,” said Masondo.

He was taken to the nearest medical care centre, where he was certified dead on arrival.

The Family of former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siphiwe Mkhonza have sadly announced his death due to a kidney infection. The 44-year-old passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He was currently working for SABC Sport as a football analyst for DStv Premiership, Women’s football and Soccer Zone.

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Mkhonza is survived by his three children, his father Joseph Skheshekheshe Mkhonza, his Mom Phindile Mkhonza and his brother.

  Former Chiefs defender Siphiwe Mkhonza's death has been confirmed
The late Siphiwe Mkhonza

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF FORMER CHIEFS DEFENDER SIPHIWE MKHONZA’S DEATH

The family have confirmed that Mkhonza has been suffering from a kidney infection for a long time before his death. He was admitted to Charlotte Maxeke a month ago. But he was released after showing signs of recovery.

“Mkhonza has been taken care of by his Girlfriend and the mother of his three children Ms Nondumiso Masengemi at their home in Roodepoort.

“The family wishes to thank his former employer and his colleagues at SABC, fellow football legends from the stable he belonged to, and friends for their support during his illness,” the family said in a statement. The family will communicate further details regarding funeral arrangements.

More to follow…

Premier Soccer League Giants Kaizer Chiefs have announced a decision to extend the contracts of three of their players. The club who have also made a decision to stick with Cavin Johnson as an interim coach are preparing for the resumption of the DStv Premiership. 

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They are set to host TS Galaxy at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday evening. Chiefs are currently sixth on the log with 24 points from 16 matches. That is 12 points behind current leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who have two games in hand. 

BOOST AS KAIZER CHIEFS DECIDE TO EXTEND CONTRACTS OF THREE PLAYERS

Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, has also penned a new contract. “Mshini’, as Ngcobo is known in football circles, has been given a 2-year contract, with a further one-year option,” the club announced.

 Ngcobo started playing in the team’s development structures. He was promoted in 2017 at the age of 17. 

Kaizer Chiefs extend contracts of three of their players 
Bruce Bvuma in action


“Brandon Petersen, has penned a new 2-year contract that will see him at Kaizer Chiefs until the end of June 2026, with an option to possibly add another year.   

“Bruce Bvuma, has penned a 2-year contract. It keeps him at Kaizer Chiefs until June 2026 with an option to extend for a further year.”


 Bvuma has featured four times for Amakhosi this season and managed to keep three clean sheets. 

Amakhosi Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr. has expressed his delight in securing the three players’ services for an extended period. “Bruce, Mshini and Brandon have shown immense potential as Chiefs players and have displayed great dedication to the Club. We believe in their abilities and are confident that they will continue to be an integral part of our team’s success in the coming years. We are excited to see them reach new heights.”

PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs have stripped of team captaincy from goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune following the conclusion of the Club’s rigorous disciplinary process. Khune was summoned before the club’s Disciplinary hearing after reportedly arriving at training under the influence of alcohol.

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He was subsequently placed on suspension pending the DC process. In a long statement issued on Thursday, Chiefs have now confirmed that Khune has also been temporarily separated from the team.

“At the conclusion of the club’s rigorous disciplinary processes last week, the committee has taken stern action and decided that Itumeleng Khune should be temporarily separated from the team until certain conditions have been fulfilled.

“As a Club that upholds the highest levels of professionalism, in which discipline forms a key component. Kaizer Chiefs initiated an internal investigation after certain incidents involving Khune came to our attention,” the club said.

“The investigation was essential in ensuring the proper functioning and unity within our team.

“During his absence, Khune will be expected to attend and actively participate in certain programmes designed to support his personal growth and development, with support from the Club,” the statement continued.

Itumeleng Khune stripped of Kaizer Chiefs captaincy
Itumeleng Khune

KAIZER CHIEFS STRIP VETERAN KEEPER ITUMELENG KHUNE OF HIS CAPTAINCY

“These programmes are specifically aimed at helping him address challenges and issues he is facing, while promoting a positive team culture.

“The Club has taken steps to address his transgressions and certain sanctions were instituted. Including removing him from the Club captaincy of Kaizer Chiefs.”

“As Kaizer Chiefs, we believe in applying corrective measures to achieve personal growth. We are committed to providing the necessary support to Itumeleng during this period. Once he has completed the required programmes and met the set expectations, he will be welcomed back into the team.”

“The team remains focused on the upcoming fixtures and the continued pursuit of excellence. We have full confidence in our players and coaching staff to maintain our high standards and achieve success in Khune’s absence.

“Kaizer Chiefs would like to assure everyone. Including our supporters that we remain committed to our core values of discipline, integrity, respect, and unity. We appreciate the unwavering support of our loyal supporters. Encourage them to stand together with us as we navigate through this challenging phase.”

Football fans can walk away with R 200,000 in an AmaFanDayz competition during the upcoming DStv Premiership clash between Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday. The match is scheduled for 15:30.

DStv stars will don their goalkeeper gear and take their place in the goals at halftime during the match in the AmaFanDayz competition.

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To date, six AmafanDayz activations have taken place since the start of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season. They were held in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Hammarsdale, Johannesburg and Atteridgeville.

HOW TO WIN DURING THE AMAFANDAYZ COMPETITION?

To win the R200,000 cash prize during halftime of the seventh installment of the competition, diski fans will have to perform like previous winners such as Letsie Sekhonyane. He scored his penalty kick against Sicelo Buthelezi from the telenovela Gomora and walked away as the Fan of the Match in Atteridgeville last week.

To enter the competition, fans are encouraged to visit the DStv activation zone inside the stadium. They then sign up with DStv promoters to stand a chance to be one of three participants in a sudden death penalty shootout until there is one winner against a DStv star.

On the eve of the AmaFanDayz match, DStv will host an AmaFanDayz roadshow. Local fans will be given an opportunity to win match tickets and branded merchandise. To also have a meet and greet with football legends and DStv stars.

To see details of the DStv Premiership AmaFanDayz activation, follow #DtvPrem #BabizeBonke on social media.

200K up for grabs during  AmaFanDayz competition at Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs match at Peter Mokaba
Kaizer Chiefs will travel to Polokwane on Saturday

POLOKWANE CITY DO BATTLE WITH KAIZER CHIEFS AT PETER MOKABA 

Meanwhile, Polokwane City will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after going five matches without a win. Rise and Shine have also recently parted ways with coach Lehlohonolo Seema who has crossed the floor to Sekhukhune United. They are currently eight on the log, one place behind Chiefs. 

Chiefs on the other hand are coming from a 1-0 win against Moroka Swallows in the Soweto Derby. Their away record has not been impressive after winning only two in six matches. 

PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs have announced former SuperSport United defender Luke Fleurs as the latest new signing. Fleurs has been on trial with the club for some a while now and has reportedly impressed the management.

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Recently departed coach Molefi Ntseki had also given an indication that the club was impressed with the 23-year-old. Amakhosi officially announced the signing of the player on Thursday afternoon.

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The South African junior international has signed a two-year contract, with an option for a further season.

“We are very excited and happy to have Luke join us,” said Chiefs Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.

“The young man has great technical abilities and I think he will fit really well into how we want to approach the game and the kind of football we would like to play going forward.

“Of course, being a youth international and having experienced the Olympics, as well as having many PSL games under his belt, we believe his attributes will benefit the team,” added Motaung Jr.

PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs have announced former SuperSport United defender Luke Fleurs as the latest new signing.
Luke Fleurs

LUKE FLEURS THE LATEST NEW SIGNING BY KAIZER CHIEFS 

Fleurs couldn’t hide his delight after officially joining the glamour boys. “I feel so pleased to sign because I always wanted to be part of the Glamour Boys,” said Fleurs.

“There is a great bond here; it has that family feel. I just wanted to get started on the job of winning silverware. This is the biggest Club and I want to help us win things.”

“We have been training well and I am used to the setup,” he added.

“Results haven’t been going our way lately but we will turn it around through hard work because there is great talent here and we will get it right.”

The player is expected to be ready for selection, having spent time training with the club already. Motaung Jr. also says it’s a matter of time before the defender gets involved.

“We are looking to get everyone on board as soon as possible,” added Motaung Jr.

“We know that Luke is fit and raring to go, so we will leave it up to the technical staff to make that call, but we are hoping to see him playing for us soon.”

Molefi Ntseki has been fired by Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs with Cavin Johnson taking over as new coach. The decision was announced by the club on Monday after a meeting held on Monday morning.

Amakhosi were knocked out of the Carling Knockout on Saturday after a 1-0 loss to AmaZulu. They are now left with the Nedbank Cup and also the DStv Premiership to try end their eight-season trophy drought. 

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“Following a meeting on Monday morning, Molefi Ntseki’s tenure as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs has ended amicably by mutual consent. Given the recent run of disappointing results, the parties agreed that this was the best course of action under the prevailing circumstances,” the club said in a statement. 

“Cavin Johnson, who recently joined Chiefs as Head of the Youth Development Academy, will take over as the First Team coach on an interim basis. Current assistant coach Dillon Sheppard will retain his position under Johnson.

“Assistant Coach, Arthur Zwane will return to his former role within the development structures of the Club,” they said. 

 Molefi Ntseki fired by Kaizer Chiefs, Cavin Johnson appointed new coach
Arthur Zwane returns to his role at Kaizer Chiefs development

KAIZER CHIEFS HAVE FIRED COACH MOLEFI NTSEKI, CAVIN JOHNSON NEW MENTOR

Coach Ntseki arrived at Chiefs in June 2021 as Head of Technical and Youth Development. He took over as the senior team Head Coach in June 2023.

“I would like to thank Coach Ntseki for his contribution to the Club since he arrived here. Both at the development level and with the senior team. We wish him success in his future endeavours,” said Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.

Ntseki also expressed his gratitude to the Chairman, Dr. Kaizer Motaung, and the Board of Directors for the opportunity to coach Amakhosi. He also wished the team all the best for the rest of the season.

Founder and Chairman of Kaizer Chiefs Dr Kaizer Motaung will be inducted into the South African Hall of Fame on Thursday, 9 November.

Dr Motaung’s induction ceremony will be held during a gala dinner at a venue befitting the stature of the occasion. It is also held in a special collaboration with hospitality and entertainment group Tsogo Sun.

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“Dr. Kaizer Motaung, an iconic figure in South African sports history, has significantly shaped the landscape of football in the nation. As the visionary founder and Chairman of the renowned Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, his influence reaches far beyond the field,” said Chairman of the South African Hall of Fame, Johnny Burger,

“With this induction, his extraordinary contributions will be permanently enshrined in the annals of the South African Hall of Fame.”

Chairman of Kaizer Chiefs Dr Kaizer Motaung will be inducted into the South African Hall of Fame on Thursday, 9 November.
Dr Kaizer Motaung

KAIZER CHIEFS OWNER TO BE INDUCTED ON THURSDAY 

Guests, including luminaries from the world of sport and government, will come together to pay tribute to Dr. Motaung’s achievements .

The South African Hall of Fame said Dr. Motaung’s remarkable legacy would be honoured for his “unwavering dedication, profound impact and indelible mark on the sport. Also for his major contribution as a world-class footballer, administrator and business leader.

“Your nomination for this prestigious award is a testament to your enduring commitment. Your ability to effect positive change in the lives of countless individuals through your remarkable work,” added the organisers.  

SOUTH AFRICA HALL OF FAME ADDS DR KAIZER MOTAUNG TO PRESTIGIOUS LIST 

Previous inductees into the South African Hall of Fame also include former President, Nelson Mandela, Gary Player. Springbok Rugby World Cup winning teams [1995 and 2007] Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bafana Bafana’s 1995 African Nations Cup winning team.

“This gala event promises to be an unforgettable evening. Honouring a man whose legacy has transcended sport and has become an integral part of the nation’s cultural fabric.”

Chiefs have also revealed that the induction into the South African Hall of Fame will also be celebrated at the Soweto Derby.  Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will lock horns at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 11 November 2023.

The Polokwane Municipality have announced a free ride through the Leeto la Polokwane bus service for the Kaizer Chiefs match on Wednesday. Kaizer Chiefs will take on SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership match at New Peter Mokaba Stadium.

FREE RIDE FOR KAIZER CHIEFS MATCH AT PETER MOKABA STADIUM

SuperSport are the hosts for the encounter as part of the seven matches they will host in the capital of Limpopo. According to the information provided by the Municipality communications team, the bus will ferry fans from Polokwane CBD as well as Flora Park. This will also include a return trip after the match.

Here are the routes Leeto la Polokwane will use to the stadium:

LEETO LA POLOKWANE MUNICIPALITY CBD -STADIUM ROUTE

Church Street [505], – Marshall Street – Webster Street drop-off traffic circle [Edu Park], – Thabo Mbeki Street- Church Street- Rissik Street- Jorrison Street- Church Street.

SAVANNAH MALL – STADIUM ROUTE

Savannah Mall – Webster Street-turn back at first traffic circle [Edu Park] – Marshall Street- MacDonald Street- Boshoff Street – De Wet Drive – Grobler Street – Savannah Mall.

The Polokwane Municipality have announced a free ride through the Leeto la Polokwane bus service for the Kaizer Chiefs match on Wednesday.
New Peter Mokaba Stadium

Fans will only be allowed provided they have a Leeto travel card. Or a once-off special operations ticket bought at a Leeto sales point. The match is scheduled for 19:30.

SuperSport United are currently fifth in the DStv Premiership log having played five matches. They have so far collected 10 points, eight behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Kaizer Chiefs on the other hand are in seventh position having collected two points less than United. They have been under fire from their fans to win their first trophy in over eight seasons. 

Kaizer Chiefs have issued an apology to the Premier Soccer League and sponsors for the behaviour of their fans.

Chiefs were slapped with a R100,000 fine by the PSL for the unruly behaviour. This follows an incident against TS Galaxy where they lost 1-0. ‘

KAIZER CHIEFS OFFICIAL APOLOGY

“Kaizer Chiefs hereby unreservedly apologizes to the PSL, all PSL member clubs, TS Galaxy FC and all of its peace loving supporters, for the behaviour of some of its supporters at the Club’s PSL fixture against TS Galaxy FC at Mbombela Stadium on 20 August 2023.”

Kaizer Chiefs issue apology to the PSL
Chiefs fans attack coach Molefi Ntseki

“The Club condemns this poor and unacceptable behaviour in the strongest possible terms.

“We have commenced a process of engaging with Kaizer Chiefs’ branches on supporter behaviour at football matches.”

The club issued the apology on their official website on Tuesday.