Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they have parted ways with head coach Molefi Ntseki on a mutual separation contract. The departure of Ntseki comes after the meeting that was held in Naturena on Monday morning to discuss how the two parties could resolve their problems.

The two parties opted to go different ways following Amakhosi’s run of disappointing results since Ntseki became a senior team head coach.

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Ntseki arrived at Chiefs in June 2021 as Head of Technical and Youth Development. He then took over the reins from coach Arthur Zwane in June this year.

The former Bafana Bafana coach was in charge of a total of 13 games for the PSL Giants. Ntseki managed to win at least four, drawn three, and lost six in his stint.

KAIZER CHIEFS PARTY WAYS WITH MOLEFI NTSEKI

On Monday afternoon, Amakhosi released a statement confirming the departure of Ntseki.

“Following a meeting on Monday morning, Molefi Ntseki’s tenure as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs has ended amicably by mutual consent,” read the club’s statement.

Chiefs’ sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr has also thanked Ntseki’s contributions to the club.

“I would like to thank Coach Ntseki for his contribution to the Club since he arrived here, both at the development level and with the senior team. We wish him success in his future endeavours,” Motaung Jr said.

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Following Ntseki’s sacking, Chiefs have appointed coach Cavin Johnson as an interim head coach, along with Dallon Sheppard as his assistant coach.

The former Al Ahly assistant coach has recently joined the club as the Head of Academy. Meanwhile, Arthur Zwane will return to his former role within the development structures of the club.

Kaizer Chiefs Corporate Communications Manager Vina Maphosa has shared some insights about the current situation of Amakhosi coach Molefi Ntseki who left Mbombela Stadium with the protection of police officers and club security members.

Amakhosi have lost their second match of the 2022/23 DStv premiership campaign under Ntseki. The defeat against TS Galaxy on Sunday left the club supporters disappointed and some threw bottles to the coach after the match.

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The Soweto giants are currently at the bottom half of the DStv premiership league table after collecting one point in three matches.

Despite a bad start of the new campaign Vina Maphosa insists the coach is not shaken by what happened at the Mbombela and it’s unfair to judge him after three league games.

Vina Maphosa gives an update on Kaizer Chiefs Coach Molefi Ntseki's situation
Coach Molefi Ntseki

“Coach Molefi Ntseki is fine and not shaken by what happened in Mbombela.  He knows it comes with the territory. He has our full support. We appointed the Coach to come and bring back the glory days. We can’t turn our backs on him, it’s only 3 league games, the transfer window is not closed and our new striker hasn’t even arrived yet,” says Maphosa on Radio 2000.

KAIZER CHIEFS ISSUE UPDATE ON MOLEFI NTSEKI SITUATION

“We know that football is an emotional game and losing is part of it.  We really ask our supporters to give us the time.

The family has invested so much in the club and doesn’t deserve to be trashed like it’s happening. Especially on social media. We appeal to the fans for calmness, we’re all about Love and Peace.

Chiefs was linked with international coach Nasreddine Nabi after a substandard season under Arthur Zwane. However, the deal didn’t go as planned and the talks between two parties collapsed. Hence the club opted to give Molefi Ntseki the job.

Amakhosi will be looking to go back to winning ways when they host AmaZulu at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening. Both sides also haven’t won any league matches this season.

By Katleho Hlalele

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki will face in-form Cape Town City on Sunday afternoon at Athlone Stadium in pursuit to reclaim the glory days.  

The last time Kaizer Chiefs lifted a trophy was in the 2014-15 season when they won the league and MTN8 under Stuart Baxter. However, the Soweto giants have a chance to redeem themselves with a new trophy that MTN has designed for the tournament.

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Ntseki started the season with Amakhosi with unsatisfactory results after collecting one point in two matches in the DStv Premiership campaign. The former Bafana Bafana coach insists everything at Kaizer Chiefs is pressure from the club management and supporters because of the history the club has created in the past years.

“Everything at Kaizer Chiefs is pressure because the demands, the expectations are always high, especially from the management that is used to winning things,” said Ntseki on Thursday.

Molefi Ntseki wants to bring the glory days back at Kaizer Chiefs
Molefi Ntseki and Eric Tinkler

MOLEFI NTSEKI WANTS TO REVIVE THE GLORY DAYS

“Especially from supporters that are used to winning things. When we are not winning, it’s a disappointment. It becomes a big setback to the management of the club and to the supporters.

“So, when you have the opportunity to play the game, you understand that it is a must-win match, whether it’s a cup fixture or league.

“It has been long now without smiles on the faces of our supporters and also the chairman of the club, Kaizer Motaung.

“All of that comes with a responsibility that we are taking as a technical team and as players to say we represent the club. We have to do well and have very good performances.”

Ntseki will be looking to get their first win of the season when they face cape town City on Sunday.

By Katleho Hlalele