Molefi Ntseki has been appointed the Head of the Kaizer Chiefs technical and Youth Development Academy.
The former Bafana Bafana coach has penned a three-year deal with Amakhosi with a two-year option, coming in to improve the club’s youth structures.
Chiefs supremo Kaizer Motaung explained Ntseki wasn’t coming as the senior team assistant coach. But he will be overseeing the club’s technical matters.
“Molefi was supposed to be here before he went to Bafana Bafana. But the process was interrupted when he got appointed as the national team coach, which was a step in the right direction for him,” said Motaung.
“He comes at the right time as we implement changes that we believe are necessary for the Club as we go into the future. He’s got a bigger role to upscale the development coaches we have to a level where they become senior team coaches. He has broad shoulders to carry the responsibility that comes with the position, the scouting, recruitment of players and the recruitment of coaches as well.
“He’s got vast experience. He’s gone through the mill, from the amateur, the youth level and right up to the national team. We felt that there was a need to bring in someone of his stature to preserve our culture and philosophy. With the way we’re playing lately, you could see we have lost something in the team that is very critical.
“I’m very happy to make this significant appointment.”
Speculation had been rife that Ntseki would be appointed as an assistant to Stuart Baxter, who is understood to be on his way back to the PSL to take the coaching reins at Amakhosi.
Ntseki was fired as Bafana Bafana coach after failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals.