Molefi Ntseki, the coach of Kaizer Chiefs, is currently feeling the pressure as the team remains winless after three matches in all competitions. Despite the challenging circumstances, Ntseki is not backing down and is determined to turn things around.
The team’s next outing doesn’t promise to be any easier. They are set to visit Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 semifinal second leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday. This match is expected to be a tough and competitive encounter.
The Previous Outing
In their previous match, Kaizer Chiefs suffered a 1-0 loss to SuperSport United in the DStv Premiership in Polokwane. Following the match, Ntseki was escorted by police to the dressing room as angry fans hurled objects at him, expressing their frustration with the team’s performance.
Kaizer Chiefs coach feeling the pressure at the club
Despite the challenging past few days, Ntseki and his technical team are working tirelessly to find solutions. He admitted that it has been tough, but he remains committed to his role. “It has been tough but it comes with the territory, that’s why you see my head is swelling every day. This is because every night you scratch your head trying to come up with solutions,” he said.
Ntseki acknowledges that results are crucial in his profession. “The reality is you are a coach in this profession and it doesn’t matter which team you are coaching, the most important thing is results,” he stated. He also emphasized the importance of taking things step by step and building social cohesion within the team.
Despite the current challenges, Ntseki remains hopeful and focused on finding solutions. He believes in giving players confidence and instilling a belief that they can win their next game. With over 25 years of experience in this field, he understands that pressure comes with the territory and that the expectation remains the same: to win games and prepare both the team and individuals for success.