Liverpool Legends vs Chiefs Legends
Molby and Khuse will be in action when the Liverpool Legends take on their Kaizer Chiefs counterparts.
DURBAN - There is nothing more exhilarating in football than a player who is able to crisply move the ball, finding teammates with clever passes that unlock the tightest defenses.
Both Liverpool and Kaizer Chiefs have had such players down the years, and two of the best have been Danish midfielder Jan Molby and former Amakhosi star Donald 'Ace' Khuse.
The pair will be in action when the Liverpool Legends take on their Kaizer Chiefs counterparts at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on November 16 (14h00 kick off), a tour that has been organised in conjunction with the IPP Group.
Neither was the most mobile of players, but their feet could weave magic and their ability to create opportunities for teammates almost unrivalled.
Molby joined Liverpool in 1984 from Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam, and soon became a regular in the side, culminating in their league and cup 'Double' in the 1986/87 season.
That would be the first of three leagues titles he would win at the club, to go with three FA Cup triumphs and the League Cup just before he departed in 1995.
Molby was close to joining Barcelona in 1990, but stayed on at Anfield for another six years, making 218 appearances and scoring 44 goals in the process.
Now 50 years old, he is the current chairman of the Liverpool Former Players Association and will be a central figure on the South Africa tour, on and off the pitch.
Khuse joined Chiefs in 1989 from Mamelodi Sundowns and was an instant hit with the fans, his silky skills thrilling all who saw him. He was revered at Naturena, this despite being a former Orlando Pirates star too!
He won the league in his first season with Chiefs, and would go on to help the side to further glory in 1991 and 1992.
Both of those years he emerged as not just a creator of goals, but a scorer of them too, netting 31 times in 84 appearances over that period - an excellent return from a midfielder.
In all, Khuse won 11 trophies in six seasons at Chiefs. He would go on to make 174 starts and score 51 goals for the team, before leaving for Turkey in 1994 and returning a few years later for one final season with Chiefs.
Now 50 years of age, he continues to work in the development ranks at Chiefs.
These two star names will be pivotal in getting their side on the front foot in the Legends match in Durban, and could even decide the outcome of what is sure to be a magnificent battle.