Kaizer Chiefs kicks off the club’s 50th anniversary festivities this week (week commencing 06 January 2020), with the release of a special anniversary logo and an iconic commemorative jersey that is sure to be a collector’s item for all fans of the club as well as all aspiring football shirt collectors out there.
The club’s golden anniversary will be a year-long celebration of events and activities that pays tribute to the loyal supporters, and staff as well as some of the great players that have been a key part of the club’s success since formation. Notable former players to English football fans include Lucas Radebe (who during his spell at Leeds inspired a local band to name themselves Kaiser Chiefs, they didn’t do too badly), former Charlton forward Shaun Bartlett and for the older generation, the Brazilian 1970 World Cup Winner, Jairzinho.
“Turning 50 is a remarkable landmark for us as Kaizer Chiefs. We have worked tirelessly through the years to make the club the institution it is today. The new jersey pays tribute to the club’s strong heritage and rich history. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants, as our Chairman always says, and we look forward to celebrating this year and milestone with the club’s supporters,” says Kaizer Chiefs Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung.
The club’s 50th anniversary logo is the number ‘50’ with the ‘5’ representing the long, winding and often turbulent road the club has travelled. The circular ‘zero’ represents the unity Kaizer Chiefs have always stood for on and off the field, while the arrow in the logo points to the future evolution of the club.
Launched in partnership with the club’s technical sponsor, Nike, the new classic all-black 50th anniversary jersey, with its gold V-neck and gold band around the sleeves, is a tribute to the club’s formative years and early jerseys worn in the 1970’s.
The new commemorative jersey, the club’s third jersey of the season, will be available for sale to supporters from Monday 6 January 2020 online at Subside Sports.
The new jersey will be worn for the first time by the club’s first team players in the home ABSA Premiership game against Highlands Park on Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at FNB Stadium.