Kaizer Chiefs Nabi

Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr. speaks about the links with Nasreddine Nabi Image Source (@NasreddineNabi/Twitter)

Kaizer Chiefs boss Motaung Jr. finally speaks on Nabi links

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung Jr. finally speaks on Nasreddine Nabi who was rumoured to be on his way to Naturena.

Kaizer Chiefs Nabi

Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr. speaks about the links with Nasreddine Nabi Image Source (@NasreddineNabi/Twitter)

Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr. finally speaks on the widely reported links with former Young Africans coach Nasreddine Nabi.

Motaung said the story regarding Nabi came at a time when the club had a coach in Arthur Zwane and that they were planning to take a different direction.

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He said the story of Nabi replacing Zwane is strange to him as he opened up during the launch of Chiefs’ new kit ahead of the new season.

Motaung’s response follows massive media reports linking the Tunisian mentor, Nabi with the coaching job at the Naturena-based Chiefs.

It was reported that Nabi was approached by Chiefs to succeed Zwane but the talks hit a deadlock after the Tunisian wanted to come with his technical bench.

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Despite the reports and the failed move to secure Nabi’s signature, Motaung said they are pleased with Molefi Ntseki who was roped in last month.

“The Nabi stuff is very strange to me. I think it also came at it a time when it was very disrespectful when coach Arthur was our head coach,” said Motaung.

“I think a lot was made in the media and things were pushed in the wrong direction.

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“From the club side, we always knew the direction we were going to take and we also have to act with caution, professionalism, and respect for all individuals.”

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The former Chiefs striker, Motaung added that their mission is to restore the glory days with Ntseki who will work with Zwane.

He added that the media sometimes drives its own narrative, insisting that they are very clear in their ambitions and way forward.

“I think sometimes the narrative in the media is also driven in the wrong way but from the club side we were very clear in our direction and we’re looking forward to coach Ntseki giving us all his best,” he added.

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“Coach Arthur was our head coach and we just went through a restructuring phase. We were very clear this whole time, about which direction we took, which was Ntseki and we’re looking forward to the best from the coach.”

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Meanwhile, Ntseki is set to finalise his pre-season preparations in Botswana where he will face Township Rollers this weekend.

In the DStv Premiership, they are set to get their assignments against Chippa United on Sunday, 06 August at Moses Mabhida Stadium.