Chiefs axe falls on Ntseki

Chiefs axe falls on Ntseki
Ntseki Molefi, head coach of Kaizer Chiefs escorted by police during the 2023 Carling Black Label Knockout match between Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 21 October 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Oct 24, 2023. 13:00

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of Molefi Ntseki by mutual consent, with Cavin Johnson taking over the reins on an interim basis.

Amakhosi were left with little choice but to pull the trigger on Monday after fans turned on Ntseki for the third time this season following his side’s Carling Knockout exit at the hands of AmaZulu on Saturday.

Chiefs are under threat of playing behind closed doors as a result of the latest incident of unruly behaviour from supporters, who threw objects at the head coach after the 1-0 defeat to Usuthu at the FNB Stadium.

Eyebrows were raised when the Glamour Boys appointed Ntseki as Arthur Zwane’s successor in the off-season and his tumultuous tenure lasted just 13 games, with the Soweto giants falling at the first hurdle in the MTN 8 and the Carling Knockout.

He departs Naturena with the team sitting eighth in the DStv Premiership standings, having won just three of his opening nine matches at the helm.

“Following a meeting on Monday morning, Molefi Ntseki’s tenure as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs has ended amicably by mutual consent,” the club said in a statement.

“Given the recent run of disappointing results, the parties agreed that this was the best course of action under the prevailing circumstances.

“Cavin Johnson, who recently joined Chiefs as Head of the Youth Development Academy, has taken over as the first-team coach on an interim basis.

“Assistant coach Arthur Zwane will return to his former role within the development structures of the Club.”

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