Youth development is important in football as we have seen through the ranks of Barcelona where the likes of Messi and Pique came out of. Even in South Africa youth development is crucial and key for sustainability of football. Chiefs continues to produce great stars from their development. Below are the players who came out of the ranks of Kaizer Chiefs.
- Hendrik Ekstein, a great midfield maestro to come out of Chiefs development has not been a regular for Chiefs this season but he grabs the opportunity with both hands when he gets a chance to run.
- Lucky ‘sheriff’ Baloyi, has been a regular this year for Chiefs and playing so well that he took the man of the match award against Stellenbosch FC.
- Lorenzo Gordinho, a great defender who has come out of Chiefs development and continues to cement his spot in the Chiefs first 11.
- Wiseman Meyiwa, the youngster has been promoted to the Chiefs senior team after a great run in the AFCON under 20.
- Emmanuel Letlotlo, is also another great youngster who came from the ranks of development and made his way up to the senior team.