Kaizer Chiefs Jessica Motaung

Kaizer Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung has sent a strong message to the club’s fans. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Jessica Motaung sends a big message to Kaizer Chiefs fans

Jessica Motaung has sent a strong message to Kaizer Chiefs fans after unsavoury scenes which saw supporters attack head coach Molefi Ntseki.

Kaizer Chiefs Jessica Motaung

Kaizer Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung has sent a strong message to the club’s fans. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung has sent a message to the club’s supporters.

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Kaizer Chiefs fans vent their anger

This comes in the wake of ugly scenes which saw Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki escorted off the pitch to the tunnel by law enforcement after supporters threw missiles at him. Disgruntled Chiefs supporters were calling for Molefi Ntseki’s head after they lost 1-0 to SuperSport in the DStv Premiership at Peter Mokaba Stadium. It’s not the first time Ntseki has borne the brunt of anger from supporters. The first instance was against TS Galaxy as recently as last month. Chiefs currently sit eighth on the log.

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Saturday will see the 177th meeting between Kaizer Chiefs and their Soweto neighbours Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium. Photo: Samuel Shivambu – BackpagePix


While addressing the media at the PSL headquarters on Thursday, 21 September 2023, Motaung said Chiefs fans need to understand that violence isn’t the answer to the club’s problems, both on and off the pitch. She did take time to thank the fanatical supporters who keep level heads despite the Soweto club’s recent struggles.

“We are very disappointed with what happened on [Wednesday] with the fans,” said Jessica. “We must say with the group of fans who decided to behave the way they did. And we must say thanks to our fans who are responsible because we have responsible fans.

“But certainly a very disappointing conduct and for us it’s to say we condemn the violence. The club doesn’t condone violence.

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Molefi Ntseki will be expected to hit the ground running. Image: Backpagepix

Trust the process, says Motaung

Jessica Motaung believes the club has been proactive both in its pursuit of quality players and technical staff. Just today the club are rumoured to be putting the finishing touches to a deal which will see Cavin Johnson arrive as the Head of Technical. Motaung has urged fans to be patient with the rebuilding process led by Ntseki with the support of Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard.

“It’s really unfortunate that after the hard work the club has done. We signed nine players,” she added. “There’s real transformation and revival, not only in players but you can see the playing style and team.

“We think that it’s really time for our supporters to rally together and support. Be together with the team and let’s work together towards achieving our objectives.

“So we’re very disappointed about [what happened on Wednesday]. South Africans must understand that violence is not going to solve our issues.

“And while we may be angry and do not understand the situation, we rather sit together and collaborate.

“We’re really looking to our supporters to be supporting our team when we going to battle, going to a game like we facing this weekend. The expectations are regardless of the results. We want to see our supporters saying to the team; ‘We rally behind you’. Supporting coach, the players to do their job.”

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Sundowns fans basking in glory. Photo: Twitter @Masandawana

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