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Chiefs join fight against xenophobia

Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs have added its voice behind the growing fight against xenophobia in South Africa.

Various incidents of violence against non-South Africans have plagued the country, in particularly Gauteng recently, sending the country and the footballing world in Africa into distress.

While numerous players, coaches and football personalities have already thrown their collective weight behind the fight against xenophobia, Amakhosi have now done the same.

“Chiefs have been able to bring in players of various backgrounds, cultures, religions and nationalities from various African countries over the clubs forty- nine-year history to turn out for the team,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“Amakhosi has been home to players from 15 African countries at various times in its history, with players coming to Chiefs and then moving onto other clubs around the globe, Chiefs has aided in launching several African players careers.

“Chiefs have been represented by highly talented hard-working players from no less than 15 African countries, such as Burundi, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Ghana, Namibia, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“Players who have brought great success to the team and won the admiration of the team’s fans with their hardworking ethos.

“Chiefs’ history is invariably intertwined with that of the sporting history of the African continent, as the club has always and will continue to be a showcase for African players that it can acquire.

“Chiefs have over 49 years been grateful to the contributions of the African players they have brought into the club.

“Say no to xenophobia, Love and Peace for all.”