Chiefs travel in the lap of excellence with Intercape
Chiefs travel in the lap of excellence with Intercape

Posted in News on Feb 19, 2002.

Once again, Kaizer Chiefs are in the forefront of soccer commercialisation with the signing of a partnership deal with Intercape, who will become the official mainline bus supplier.

Intercape has been supplying Chiefs with luxury road transport since August 2001. And on Tuesday, Intercape launched their Kaizer Chiefs branded bus, a magnificent double-decker, 68-seater, air-conditioned coach.

This luxury coach features reading lights, reclining seats, state of the art audio and video equipment, on board toilet to mention but a few of the luxuries that will be available to the Amakhosi team.

This innovative step is the first of its kind in South African soccer and proves Intercape’s commitment to the team. The bus will be used primarily for transporting the Kaizer Chiefs first team but will also be made available for everyday passenger to travel between the cities within the Intercape network.

Born in the 70s, both Kaizer Chiefs and Intercape have gone through three decades of hard work, commitment and passion for their respective industries.

Intercape has the largest double-decker fleet in Southern Africa. It is the only intercity bus company that has hostesses on board of all their trips.

Intercape also boasts its own training facilities for the training of their drives and hostesses, thereby empowering them to be the best they can be. In so doing, Intercape are leaders in their field, just like Kaizer Chiefs are in theirs.

Johan Ferreira, managing director of Intercape Mainliner was very clear about his company’s business objectives.

"Whilst Intercape is the market leader in the Western Cape, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Namibia. There is room for growth in the Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal regions," said Ferreira. "Therefore, we embarked on this relationship with South Africa’s top soccer club as a means to achieve this objective."

"I often travel with the team and can give you first hand endorsement of the comfort, safety and luxury that is experienced by our team every time they travel," said Kaizer Chiefs MD Kaizer Motaung.

"Intercape's state of the art interiors provide a perfect atmosphere for traveling in the lap of excellence. We welcome Intercape to our stable of partners and look forward to a long-distance journey with them," said Motaung.

Supporters will also have the opportunity to travel in the lap of excellence with Intercape and enjoy a 15 percent discount on luxury transport to any destination. On every departure, Intercape offers free refreshments.

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