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Jessica Motaung Appointed to Influential Position at New African Clubs Association Launch
- Jessica Motaung has been given a senior role within the newly formed organisation
- The leaders of the continent's game launched the African Clubs Association in Cairo
- The 50-year-old businesswoman is the daughter of Kaizer Chiefs icon Kaizer Motaung
A household name in football will continue a generational legacy.
Jessica Motaung has followed in her father's footsteps by taking up a prominent role within African football's future-focused organisation.
Kaizer Motaung's daughter is no stranger to commercial affairs, having run her business empire for over 20 years, as well as being an integral part of the Kaizer Chiefs brand.
The African Clubs Association (ACA) was launched on November 30 in Nairobi, with Motaung being appointed as their first ever Vice-President.
The ACA is the brainchild of CAF President, Patrice Motsepe, aimed at giving clubs across the continent a unified voice in promoting domestic interests and the collective fortunes of elite clubs.
Motaung's nouse in the commercial sphere is seen as an asset, something she believes is vital for the growth of the game in Africa, as reported by FARPost.
“My strength is the commercialisation of the game, I think that’s important looking at where African clubs are and the opportunity to get corporates and just get clients to the game and the marketing of the game."
The inaugural Chairman of the ACA is Tanzanian, Hersi A. Said, is the President of Tanzanian Premier League club, Young Africans SC.
Motaung will have a co-VP, as Nigeria's Paul Bassey from Akwa United was elected to the second deputy position, per CAF Online.
Chosen by vote, Nairobi has been declared the headquarters of the new organisation.
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His long overdue recognition as a footballing legend comes almost a month after his 79th birthday.
He founded Amakhosi in the early seventies, taking inspiration from his time playing in the USA.