Kaizer Chiefs Fredericks

Stanton Fredericks in action for Kaizer Chiefs at Newlands Stadium. Image: GKhinya/X

Kaizer Chiefs successful signing – Stanton Fredericks

The DStv Premiership winter transfer window is almost here. Kaizer Chiefs are under pressure. Let’s look at a past successful signing.

Kaizer Chiefs Fredericks

Stanton Fredericks in action for Kaizer Chiefs at Newlands Stadium. Image: GKhinya/X

As a build up to the transfer window, let’s enjoy our Kaizer Chiefs signing of the day feature. Today we remember one of the club’s best ever number 10s: Stanton Fredericks.

LEGENDARY KAIZER CHIEFS STAR: STANTON FREDERICKS

Born in Johannesburg, Gauteng in 1978, Fredericks kick started his career at the now defuct Wits Univeristy in 1998. The player “Stiga,” did not stay long in the local scene before moving to Grasshoppers in Switzerland.

The central attacking midfielder/number 10 was back in Mzansi to join Amakhosi in 2001.

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It was where formed a famous combination with Jabu “Pule” Mahlangu. The success included the 2001 African Cup Winners’ Cup, BP Top 8 and Coca Cola Cup (both in the 2001-2002 season) and the 2003-2004 Coca Cola Cup.

Fredericks soon moved back to Europe to join FC Moscow in Russia. He later moved to rivals Orlando Pirates, Pierikos (Greece) and finally Bidvest Wits before retiring in 2013.

His international career included two goals in 14 Bafana Bafana appearances.

A WORD TO RELEBOHILE MOFOKENG

Meanwhile, the former Kaizer Chiefs attacker has sent advice to Orlando Pirates’ rising superstar Relebohile Mofokeng.

“I’m not advising, but when I see him, I will tell him. He needs to get stronger,” Fredricks said to FARPost.

“He will get in within SA, he will kill people [dribble], but if he’s going to make the next gem to Europe he needs to get stronger.

“I was an average-sized player in SA, but when I went to Europe, I was small. So what do you do? You get stronger, you hit the gym, eat right and build on that strength,” the former Kaizer Chiefs attacker added.

“When you go to the national team, and you come up against a big West African counterpart, you should stand on your own. So that’s what I would love for him to do now.

“Young Relebohile Mofokeng, we speaking of myself, we speaking of Jabu Mahlangu and Teko Modise and Shabba.

“When you get the ball, the crowd has an expectation, the crowd goes wild. We haven’t had that in SA football, now when the boy gets the ball there’s an expectation,” the Kaizer Chiefs legend concluded.