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Defender? Midfielder? How Chiefs Man Got His Nickname

Lucky Baloyi's Nickname Came About While On Trial At Kaizer Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 19, 2017 02:45 PM
Lucky Baloyi is one of the few products of Kaizer Chiefs’ academy in their senior team, but have you ever wondered how ‘Sheriff’ got his nickname?
 
 
The 25-year-old arrived at Naturena over a decade ago after impressing as a youth elsewhere and was recommended to the club alongside two other youngsters that came on trial.
 
Over the course of the last seven seasons, Baloyi has gone on to play 85 games in the Absa Premiership – 26 of which came while on trial with Moroka Swallows – scoring five goals.
 
 
This week on Chiefs’ official website, the club have explained exactly how the midfield man got his nickname with the Glamour Boys.
 
The story goes as follows:
 
He came on trial at Kaizer Chiefs’ youth development in 2005 together with two other players from Limpopo. His coach had told Amakhosi that there was one defender, one midfielder and one striker in the group. “I am a midfielder,” Lucky told the Chiefs coaches. 
 
The youngsters didn’t know how they were recommended, so when the other player also said that he was a midfielder Baloyi immediately corrected himself, “I am a defender.”
 
Lucky did so well in defence that one of the coaches, who had forgotten Baloyi’s name, said: “Hé Sheriff!” As Lucky was in charge of the defence, it stuck and ‘Sheriff’ became his nickname.
 
Baloyi has played nine games in all competitions for Chiefs this season.  
 

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Jst lyk that bt is not suit him maybe Kudu or Kweletsane is good than Sheriff loool
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 19, 2017 03:51 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: Trial can also be used in the name of Loan.
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Heyi siyabonga cowditor. Kumnandi ukwazi ibali lika Sherriff! Mabhakaniya nama Dawana hlisani umoya madoda! Cowditor will treat all of us equally. Just relax guys. You guys need to get players with nicknames so that cowditor can perhaps tell us about the origin(s) of your players nickname. okwangoku kusathethwa ngoSherrif mamelani mnene. Please mahn.
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