Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs enjoying much support from local celebrities

South African celebrities have been part of the football world in South Africa and they are known to love Pirates and Chiefs. The two teams from Soweto are known to enjoy much support from local celebrities around the country. It is yet not known which team enjoys most support from celebrities between Chiefs and Pirates. The rivalry has now shifted to the celebrity world.

South African football has millions of supporters all over the country and neighbouring countries like Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The most supported teams in South Africa are Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. Pirates managed to get more supporters outside the South African border through their great performances in the CAF competitions. Let us look at the local celebrities and teams they support in South Africa.

Minnie Dlamini

Minnie is a diehard Kaizer Chiefs fan. She grew up supporting the team and her support for the team has no relation with him being a former lover of Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Khune supported the team way back before Khune came into the picture.

Arthur Mafokate

Arthur is a Pirates supporter and he indicated to all who asked him about football that he grew up supporting Pirates and his family has been the buccaneers’ family. Arthur has attended most of Pirates games in and around Johannesburg. He even has a Pirates jersey written his name at the back.


Emtee is also a Pirates supporter. He has been sported at a lot of Pirates games performing on his Pirates gear. He has supported Pirates since he started knowing football. Emtee has indicated that although he supports Pirates, he also loves South African teams in general.

Unathi Msengana

The Metro FM presenter and musician is a Kaizer Chiefs fan. She has all the love for Amakhosi and has defended them on Radio when people were criticizing them for poor performance. Unathi does not attend Chiefs games at the stadiums but loves the team very much.

Julius Malema

Julius is a Pirates supporter and has not hidden his love for the buccaneers. He has been seen in a lot of Pirates games expressing his happiness when the team is winning and also expressing his disappointments when the team is losing. He is a diehard Orlando Pirates fan.

Pearl Thusi

Pearl is a Kaizer Chiefs supporter. She has all the love for only Kaizer Chiefs team whenever they are playing. She even bought all the Kaizer Chiefs jerseys including the old ones which were used by the likes of Doctor Khumalo and the earlier Kaizer Chiefs generation.

List of celebrities who support Chiefs and Pirates

Fikile Mbalula – Orlando Pirates

Glen Lewis Tshinavhe – Orlando Pirates

Bantu Holomisa – Kaizer Chiefs

DJ Cleo – Orlando Pirates

DJ Tira – Kaizer Chiefs

Robbie Malinga – Orlando Pirates

Khanyi Mbau – Kaizer Chiefs

Zwelinzima Vavi – Kaizer Chiefs

Kenneth Nkosi – Orlando Pirates

David Kau – Kaizer Chiefs

Rapulana Seiphemo (Tau of Generations) – Kaizer Chiefs

Vusi Kunene (Jack Mabaso of Generations) – Orlando Pirates

Kabelo Mabalane – Kaizer Chiefs

When Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are taking each other on the field of play, their celebrities are always watching from the VIP stands at the FNB Stadium.

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