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Motaung Explains Ntseki Role

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has explained which role exactly Molefi Ntseki will fulfil at the club.

Amakhosi announced on Monday that Ntseki will be the club’s new Head of Technical and Academy.

After signing a three-year with another option for two, Ntseki will advise on all technical operations and developing the strategy for the senior team, Chiefs academy and the reserves.

However, unlike speculation in the media, Ntseki will not function in a double role and also work as the club’s assistant coach. 

“He’s not coming here to be an assistant coach but a bigger responsibility as Head of Technical, which includes the first-team and all football structures,” Motaung explained.

“He also becomes the Head of Development for us and I’m very happy that we’ve brought him here and he’s agreed to be part of our journey as we move forward.

“We’ve appointed him because of his extensive experience, he’s gone through school soccer, amateur football youth, right up to national football. 

“Because of his knowledge and his experience, we felt that there was a need to bring in someone of his stature to be able to preserve our culture and philosophy of football.”

Ntseki has experience working with the youth, having been one of the founding members of the Harmony Academy in the Free State, which has produced players like the SuperSport United duo of Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule, while he had a stint as the head of youth at Celtic, and took the South African national U17 team to their first FIFA World Cup in 2017 – making him a perfect fit for the role he is coming to play at Chiefs. 

You can read more on Chiefs appointment of Ntseki in this week’s edition of iDiski Times, where senior writer Velile Mnyandu breaks down the 51-year-old’s role and gives some background as to why Chiefs Brought him in now, while also revealing that Orlando Pirates were once close to signing him.