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EXTRA TIME: Kaizer Chiefs beat English Premier League clubs in Instagram popularity

14:49 GMT+3 24/07/2017
Gustavo Paez celebrates his goal with Kaizer Chiefs teammates
Kaizer Chiefs finished higher than Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton in the most popular Instagram traffic list in world football

According to Global Digital statistics, Instagram's overtaken Twitter traffic and they've found that both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates feature in the world's top 100 searches.

Amakhosi's placed in 51st spot in the world and Bucs are 75th. It's a good standing for a club from South Africa when you take into account the clubs they've beaten in world popularity.


Here's the top 10 rankings:


1. Barcelona

2. Real Madrid

3. Manchester United

4. Chelsea

5. Arsenal

6. Bayern

7. Liverpool

8. Juventus

9. PSG

10. Manchester City


Al Ahly's the top African club and amazingly sit in 18th spot. The likes of Everton, Lyon and Schalke are slightly ahead of Chiefs in the Top 50.

Looking at how Kaizer Chiefs gain a massive following in South Africa, you can view the latest videos where their players are returning from Botswana after a pre-season game against Township Rollers. 

Amakhosi also posted a slideshow of their ESports tournament initiative with young fans. Enjoy the Instagram posts below.