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Ex-Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki. Image: @KaizerChiefs/X

Ntseki blames ‘poor environment’ for Kaizer Chiefs struggles

Ntseki said the lack of trophies at Kaizer Chiefs has affected the young and the new players coming into the team.

Kaizer Chiefs

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki. Image: @KaizerChiefs/X

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki says the club’s struggles are due to a poor and toxic environment.

The 54-year-old was appointed head coach of Amakhosi but only lasted four months before he was dismissed in October.

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Ntseki says lack of trophies at Kaizer Chiefs was a problem

He was tasked with improving the Glamour Boys this season after Arthur Zwane’s failures but the former Bafana Bafana failed to inspire Chiefs to cup triumph and was eventually let go after just 13 games in charge.

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Speaking to iDiski Times, the former Kaizer Chiefs coach said new players found it tough at the club due to the pressure of not winning trophies

“[The lack of trophies] affected the young and the new players coming into the team because you are brought into the team, everybody hoping that we will turn things around, and when you get into the team, you are also excited as an individual to be part of Kaizer Chiefs,” Ntseki said.

“If you look at the past when Chiefs were winning, any player, who came from other teams, joined Chiefs because the environment was so conducive. It was vibrant and the team was winning, you also became part of the best achievers at Kaizer Chiefs.

“Now you’re coming into Chiefs that are not winning, as much as you are a good player from where you come from but when you get to Chiefs, you don’t get to enjoy and start winning games,” Ntseki added.

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Kaizer Chiefs have not won a trophy since the 2014/15 season and supporters have showed their frustrations over the years.

“You know when a team is winning games, look at Man City, look at Sundowns, there is so much camaraderie you have in the team, there’s so much connectedness that you have in the team. You can see them even when they go into a game because they have this feeling of winning, they even practice their celebrations.

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“You can tell that at training because it’s a winning team, it’s a very good environment, everybody’s positive and everybody’s excited. When you see the whole team celebrating you can even see the whole team understanding the celebration that the scorer or the players are doing,” Ntseki said.

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