Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs welcomed two NBA stars Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela, as well as former Arsenal and Barcelona star, Thierry Henry, to the Kaizer Chiefs Village on Saturday.
The trio were taken on a tour of the Kaizer Chiefs Village by the club’s Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung, who was joined by Kaizer Motaung Junior, Siphiwe ‘Shabba’ Tshabalala and Daniel Cardoso.
Henry, joined the tour because of his love for basketball. France’s all-time top goalscorer was particularly honoured to meet with Kaizer Motaung himself, and spoke at length with the club's chairperson about his glorious achievements at Arsenal and Barcelona, and being a part of the 1998 World Cup winning team.
“I made my debut for France against South Africa and finished off my international career against the same opponent,” said Henry as quoted by the club’s official website.
“I also know the surname Motaung, because there was a player called Sizwe Motaung in the team.
“I am glad to have met ‘Shabba’ because I still remember the goal he scored against Mexico in the 2010 World Cup, and it is cool to see that he wears jersey number 14, which is a special number to me.”
As a token of friendship, Motaung presented the three athletes with Kaizer Chiefs jerseys to keep as lasting memories of their Amakhosi experience.
The NBA tour culminated in a massive basketball game that saw a number of superstars from the American league playing against each other in a match dubbed ‘Team Africa vs Team World’ at the Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday night.