Kaizer Chiefs has learnt with gigantic sadness of the passing of 1 among the Club’s stalwarts, Jerry Sadike.
Sadike performed in and scored within the Chiefs’ official league fixture in opposition to African Wanderers on 16 March 1974 within the outlet match of the 1974 season, finding the befriend of the rep in a 10-1 rob.
A deadly finisher, Sadike used to be a winger and extremely proficient attacking player who left an indelible mark on South African soccer.
Like Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung, Sadike hailed from Orlando East.
No longer handiest did Sadike first characterize Pimville United Brothers (PUBS) and later on both Soweto giants, but he moreover performed for Swaraj within the Federation Official League (FPL).
He used to be moreover the first player of color to play for the revered Highlands Park within the National Official Soccer League in a trailblazing soccer occupation.
One in every of Sadike’s defining games for Chiefs got right here at Orlando Stadium on 16 November 1974 when his brace, along with a Patrick ‘Ace’ Ntsoelengoe design, gave Amakhosi a overjoyed 3-0 Soweto Derby rob in opposition to Orlando Pirates within the final match of the season to position the seal on Chiefs’ first ever National Official Soccer League (NPSL) title rob.
Amakhosi scored an improbable 106 targets in 30 games in that story-breaking NPSL season, finishing 9 capabilities sooner than league runners up Moroka Swallows. Sadike scored 11 targets in that season, including four in a 9-0 league rob in opposition to Valid Katlehong City on 10 November 1974.
Sadike used to be one amongst many stars of that 1974 squad, including Patrick ‘Ace’ Ntsoelengoe, Herman ‘Pele’ Blashcke, Michael ‘Bizzah’ Dlamini, Abednigo ‘Shaka’ Ngcobo, Vusi ‘Computer’ Lamola, Kaizer ‘Chincha Guluva’ Motaung and Johannes ‘Broad Boy’ Kholoane.
“That group might perhaps perhaps well even occupy been the nationwide group, we had been so correct. We might perhaps perhaps well even rating and rating and rating,” Sadike, a straight shooter on and off the pitch and a handy book a rough dresser, had beforehand told kaizerchiefs.com.
The Kaizer Chiefs Chairman and the complete Amakhosi family ship their trusty condolences for the sad passing of 1 among Chiefs’ most accepted and charismatic gamers.