Getting to know Alpheus Vina Maphosa

A well-travelled Speaker, MC, Writer Motivational Speaker and founder of the Mabopane Career and Information Expo and he has also consulted for international organisations like the USAID supported United Negro College Fund and presented papers at conferences in the SADC, European, US and Pacific countries.

Alpheus Vina Maphosa Kaizer Chief’s Corporate Communications Manager assumed his position in June 2012. Maphosa now had to juggle the task of heading a family and pursuing the great responsibility of his new appointment at Kaizer Chiefs. Maphosa pointed out in an interview done on ExtraTime on Madibaz Radio which part of the requirements of the job was to have a family, “because you assume great responsibility and only a mature person could fill that role.”

Kaizer Chiefs is the largest and most successful Club in South Africa with a fan base of more than 15 million fans. The Kaizer Chiefs Club was founded in Soweto, Johannesburg on the 7 January 1970 by Kaizer Motaung. The Club headquarters is Kaizer Chiefs Village, in Naturena, six kilometres south of Johannesburg.

Maphosa joined Kaizer Chiefs after serving the Vaal University of Technology as an Engineering Technician and later as Director of Corporative Education. He has also served as a Member of the Board in several companies including the World Association of Cooperative Education, Automotive Industry Development Centre, and the Central Johannesburg College.

When asked why the change from education to sport, he retorted; “I have served the education sector through my previous employer at the Vaal University of Technology and achieved my 10000 hours of service. Change is constant in our lives. I love sport and Chiefs is close to my heart hence I could not resist the Chairman’s challenge to consider serving the Phefeni Glamour Boys”.

Maphosa is a former director of cooperative education at Vaal University of Technology and has served on the board of several companies.

The 2014/15 Premier Soccer League Champions Kaizer Chiefs having concluded the league in record time face a tougher challenge in the coming season. Alpheus Maphosa assures loyal supporters that more is still to come, Chiefs are going to stay the kings of South African football.


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