By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – The former Bafana Bafana Coach, Molefi Ntseki has been appointed as the Kaizer Chiefs Head of Technical and Youth Development Academy for three years, with a two-year option.
According to the team, the appointment of Ntseki is influenced by the efforts of Amakhosi in aspiring to strengthen the institution’s technical operations of building teams that will compete strongly at all levels.
The Amakhosi has just made the announcement few days after they have released Gavin Hunt as their head coach.
“We are delighted to have Molefi Ntseki at Kaizer Chiefs. Molefi comes at the right time as we implement changes that we believe are necessary for the Club as we go into the future. We strongly believe that we have appointed the right person for the position as he is someone who has really worked at all stages of football, from school level, youth structures and all our national teams,” said Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung.
Ntseki is expected to advise on all technical operations and developing the strategy for the senior team, Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy and the reserves. He is also expected to upskill, mentor and train Kaizer Chiefs coaches.
The 51-year-old Ntseki will start working on the 1st of June 2021 as the custodian of Amakhosi’s culture and preserve their football philosophy so that the transition from youth to the senior level is seamless.
“His role will help with maintaining the link between the Academy and the first team and ensure that they are aligned with the Kaizer Chiefs values, ethos and traditions.”
According to the Kaizer Chiefs Chairman, Motaung, their aim is to make progress in terms of the way they run their football technical operations at all levels.
Motaung has described the work done by the previous youth coaches as a tremendous job. He says that it is essential for them to keep the Chiefs DNA intact and uniformity.
“We look forward to Molefi’s contribution within the Kaizer Chiefs set-up. We believe he will work well with all the coaches from senior to junior levels and members of the technical team as we continue to build the Club and maintain its position in South African football and growth in Africa,” said Motaung.
SOURCE: FREE STATE CENTRAL NEWS