Amakhosi club hierarchy fully behind embattled coach – Motaung Jnr

Despite a string of poor results since the start of the season, embattled Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki still has the full support of the club’s hierarchy.

That is according to Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr, who has declared that the club is fully behind Ntseki.

Amakhosi have been evidently blowing hot and cold since the beginning of the 2023/24 campaign.

They have had the worst start to the DStv Premiership, winning only three of their last nine games and find themselves languishing on position nine on the log.

They were also knocked out in the semi-finals of the MTN8, which was won by rivals Orlando Pirates after beating Mamelodi Sundowns in a penalty shootout over a week ago. 

Carling Black Label Knockout

Speaking to Sunday World at a coaching clinic last week, Motaung Jnr said the club supports Ntseki and asked for the Amakhosi faithful to also rally behind the team.

“Everyone at the club including the hierarchy supports the coach in what he and his entire technical staff are doing,” Motaung Jnr said.

“We also support all the players, which is very important. We are now using this Fifa break to buckle down to tighten on things that are important.

“So, I think the technical staff are using this break to hone all the aspects that they feel need to be rectified, because we are looking forward to that proper cohesion.

“We are asking our supporters to come on board and support the guys. Be that 12th man because we need them.

“We hear them and understand where they’re coming from, but at the same time we ask them to support the coach, the technical staff, and the players.”

After missing out on the MTN8 and the league title seemingly faraway, Amakhosi will have another shot at challenging for another trophy this season in the Carling Black Label Knockout.

The newly launched knockout cup competition replaces the Telkom Knockout which was last played in 2019.

The Glamour Boys were draw against AmaZulu and the two sides will lock horns at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.

Kick-off is at 6pm.

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