Molefi Ntseki’s Bafana Bafana background a plus for Kaizer Chiefs - Brandon Petersen

Molefi Ntseki’s Bafana Bafana background a plus for Kaizer Chiefs - Brandon Petersen

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brandon Petersen has argued coach Molefi Ntseki’s previous role at both at Bafana Bafana and within the club is a plus following his recent appointment.

The former Bafana Bafana mentor joined Amakhosi as head of technical in 2021, but now finds himself in charge of the first team after Arthur Zwane was demoted at the end of last season. 

Petersen says Ntseki is not coming in blind. 

"I think, for us obviously, coach Molefe has been here, so it's not new in the sense of being new and coming from outside, so a lot of the guys know him and have worked with him at national team as well, and he also comes with that experience," said Petersen.

"I think for us as players, the game of football is like that – you can have five coaches in one season, but it's for us not to just see how quickly we can adapt and take in the information he's trying to bring across to us, and then applying it to the best of our ability."

Chiefs’ surprise announcement of Ntseki has been criticised on the basis that this is the coach’s first Premier Soccer League topflight job, but Petersen points to his time with the national team as enough to give Ntseki credibility for the Amakhosi job. 

"Even though he hasn't coached a PSL side, he's been the national team coach and that doesn't come easy. I think there are a lot of coaches who've been coaching in the PSL but haven't coached the national team, so the same could be said if they go to the national team," he argued.

"So, I think [what counts is that] he comes with a lot of experience, I think he's been around and he's been in the game, and I've also worked under him at the national team."