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Kaizer Motaung welcomes Molefi Ntseki to Kaizer Chiefs 31 May 2021

“It inspired me to say one day I’ll be part of this big brand”-Molefi Ntseki on Kaizer Chiefs appointment

Newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs head of technical and youth development has revealed that his new job goes beyond a job for him, but rather a fulfilment of a childhood ambition.

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Kaizer Motaung welcomes Molefi Ntseki to Kaizer Chiefs 31 May 2021

Newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs head of technical and youth development Molefi Ntseki has revealed that his new job goes beyond a job for him, but rather a fulfilment of a childhood ambition.

Early speculation said Ntseki would be Bafana Bafana assistant coach

The former Bafana Bafana coach Ntseki, who was recently sacked by SAFA after a failed Afcon Qualifying campaign, has now ended speculation over his future, by penning a deal with Chiefs. Earlier this month, it was rumoured that Ntseki would remain within the national team structures, and serve as newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos’ local assistant coach.

However, after much confusion, which included Broos himself making the announcement that Ntseki would be his assistant, it was eventually former Amajita assistant coach and Bafana Bafana legend Helman “Midnight Express” Mkhelele, would be the newly appointed national team assistant coach. That then seemed to confirm Ntseki had officially ended his association with the SAFA.

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Then just when Ntseki was enjoying a rare quiet week, with his name out of the press, it was thrust into the spotlight with immediate effect upon Chiefs announcement that they had relieved Gavin Hunt of his duties on Friday. That led to much speculation over who would eventually take over, with former coach and Bafana Bafana mentor Stuart Baxter considered to be a front runner for the job.

Rumours then began to suggest Ntseki would be Baxter’s assistant coach at Chiefs

Even more intense rumours surfaced that Baxter wouldn’t be coming alone, but would be accompanied by Ntseki as his assistant at Chiefs, where the duo would be reunited at club level this time.

He would then be officially announced by Chiefs

It now has been confirmed that Ntseki has beaten Baxter in terms of who arrives first at Naturena with Chiefs announcing his appointment not as an assistant coach but rather as head of technical and youth development.

Ntseki has now revealed what joining Kaizer Chiefs means to him

He then spoke about what it means to him

“Firstly, I need to thank the club, the chairman and everyone who has made Kaizer Chiefs what it is today. Growing up I used to watch Kaizer Chiefs on TV and listened to radio about the players and the success story. It has inspired me to say one day I will be part of this big brand,” said Ntseki to the club website

“Joining Kaizer Chiefs and wearing the black and gold has made me feel honoured. That honour comes from the confidence the club has shown in me, to bring me on board and give me this opportunity to help grow the brand.” He continued.

Highlighted his objectives

He then spoke about his remit at the club and his objectives while at the Glamour Boys

“I am looking forward to making a contribution which is not about myself but the team that I am part of. It is a big role with so much responsibility… it calls for one to be very professional. It calls for one to be creative.

“It calls for one to have gone through the research and understanding of who is Kaizer Chiefs? What is the culture? What is the philosophy? The playing style… That will be important because it means you need to look back and get information about the club. And take the club to the next level because modern trends in football are of prime importance.

“It is important for us to compete with the best in Africa and the world because I think we have the resources to do that. We have the leadership for that. The project needs to get the best players to make the senior team a winning team. The history is so rich, and you need to add more because the bar is very high.” Ntseki concluded Indications are that Chiefs will announce their new coach before the clubs historic Caf Champions League semifinal tie against Wydad Casablanca. It now remains to be seen how accurate that prediction proves, and whether Baxter will indeed return for a second spell with Amakhosi.