Football nowadays has become very income-based and that is why the transfer window has become such a crucial part of a club’s season. Player movements have also become more flexible, with players even crossing over to rival teams a bit more often - leaving the question of whether or not loyalty still stands.
Loyalty was once a very big part of football, and when we think of the word, players like Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini and Steven Gerrard come to mind. But we have our own one-club legends at Naturena as well…
Here are the Glamour Boys’ one-club legends:
Nelson Dladla (1976-1988)
"Teenage" Dladla was one of the most loyal players in the South African game, as the former Kaizer Chiefs midfield magician made 408 official appearances in his 12 years at Naturena. Dladla never played for any other professional football team in his whole career, making him a real Amakhosi legend.
Thabo Mooki (1994-2009)
Soweto-born Thabo Mooki also spent his whole playing career with Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs, making 343 official appearances in the process and scoring 37 goals. "Tsiki tsiki" made a name for himself with his amazing footwork, turning defenders in and out with his mind-blowing skills.
Gerald Sibeko (2000-2012)
A product of the School of Excellence, Gerald Sibeko spent his entire professional career wearing the black and gold strip of Kaizer Chiefs. It was with the Glamour Boys that he made 187 official appearances in his 12 years at the club. Sibeko was renowned for his precise short passing and deadly set pieces, which came to Amakhosi's rescue on a number of occasions.
Itumeleng Khune (2004 - Present)
While his future at the club may be in doubt, Khune fits into this category for now. The skipper has been on Chiefs’ books since 2004, turning out for the club for the last 11 years. Should Khune stay on next season, he could break the 200 game mark with Chiefs. He is the team’s current legend.
Can you think of any other players who deserve to be on this list of Kaizer Chiefs' one-club legends?