A small Kaizer Chiefs delegation led by Marketing Director Jessica Motaung visited the club’s legendary striker Michael ‘Bizzah’ Dlamini in hospital in Durban.
The 74-year-old was taken to hospital early last month for an operation on the pancreas from which he is still recovering.
Motaung was also joined by family members of ‘Bizzah’, including his wife Virginia, normally called Vee.
“It’s important to look after our legends as they are close to our heart,” Motaung reflected after having spent time with the former Amakhosi forward, who played for the club from 1970 until 1977.
“Especially the players who were there in the beginning, when the club was founded early 1970 – they laid the foundation, won numerous trophies and set the golden standard for the other generations to follow.”
Chiefs’ Supporters Relations Manager, Cecil Motaung, who was part of the delegation to the hospital, reminisced about Dlamini’s nickname ‘Monkey Jive’ during his playing days, as he used upper body movements to confuse his opponents. This helped him to easily dribble past them and score.
He is generally regarded as one of the best strikers Chiefs ever had.
‘Bizzah’ played for Sobantu Manchester and Maritzburg City before joining the Glamour Boys in 1970. After his Amakhosi days, he became a coach at various clubs in Durban, like Bush Bucks and AmaZulu, before briefly returning to Chiefs to assist Paul Dolezar (1997-1999).
“It’s never easy when a loved one is in hospital,” Jessica Motaung concluded. “We wish Bizzah and his family strength. They are in our thoughts and prayers.”