Molefi Ntseki impressed by Jasond Gonzalez performance and Kaizer Chiefs' dominant play

Molefi Ntseki impressed by Jasond Gonzalez performance and Kaizer Chiefs' dominant play

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki has praised Chiefs’ newly signed Colombian striker Jasond Gonzalez.

Gonzalez played a total of 66 minutes in Amakhosi's draw against Royal AM at FNB Stadium Saturday night.

Despite not scoring or providing an assist, Ntseki is seeing progress in his game and says he should be given enough time to settle in the PSL.

Ashley du Preez is the only Chiefs striker who has been able to deliver goals so far this season, with two goals from six matches in all competitions, with Christian Saile also being used as a winger this season and coming in as an impact player.

The spotlight is on Gonzalez and Ranga Chivaviro as the main centre forwards.


"Firstly, he's a quality player that's why the club brought him to play for the club. Even when he came against Sundowns, I think he did a very good job. He's our point of reference, whether it's set plays, whether its combination play that we are deploying on the day, he's that player," Ntseki said.

"When we started the season, Ranga was injured so we did not have any number 9 that can always be that reference point but I think for the past two weeks working with him, he’s a very enthusiastic type of a player. 

"He's looking forward to be on the pitch and he's got a very good personality because he connects very well with the players but I think it's work in progress for him because he still has to understand the league. He still has to understand the opponents in terms of applying himself properly but I think he had a very good game today, it's just unfortunate for him not to have scored."

Ntseki has taken some positives from their goalless draw against Royal AM. It was a much-improved performance from Chiefs, dominating play, with clear passing lanes and creating chances but still ended up with only a point from this game. 

Amakhosi hit the woodwork twice through Edson Castillo and Christian Saile in either half of the game.

A win would have seen them registering their third consecutive victory in the league, but Ntseki will take the positives.

"In terms of the application we did well. It's not only about the application, what is important is the product and playing a game like this, we were looking forward to win this game, to score goals.

“What we had been working on, we could see coming out but the biggest challenge we had today was not converting the chances we created. We have better ball possession, better tactical movements in going forward and also, we had aggressive lasted entries but the unfortunate part was the final decision making of the player on the ball.

In terms of putting the ball behind the net. The overall performance of the team, it is something that we can take positives out of it going forward but I think we are all disappointed that we did not win a game that we have worked so hard to win."