Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has responded to criticism from fans regarding his background in football.
Nteski has been subject to fans questioning his credentials when it comes to managing a national team, but he has quickly pointed to his work with some of South Africa’s top talent in recent years.
“Look, a vernacular way of putting things, it’s not like Molefi Ntseki fell from the tree,” he told Velile Mnyandu in the first edition of iDiski Times.
“There are people who don’t want to know who planted the tree and who watered the tree.
“So all I’m saying is I’ve planted the seeds, and I looked well after the seeds, and I made sure that he planted in fertile soil. That is why today I’m talking of 11 years of experience with Kermit Erasmus, Andile Jali, Darren Keet, and all the U20 players who were part of coach Serame’s team in Egypt.
“That understanding is the one which I am talking about, the rapport, comradery, the understanding, the respect that I get from such players. Let alone those players who played in the PSL when I was a coach at (Bloemfontein) Celtic, let alone those players that played in the U17 World Cup and the U20 World Cup.”
Ntseki will lead Bafana in back-to-back AFCON qualifiers against Sao Tome in the upcoming international break.