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Junior Khanye: ‘Ntseki won’t last the season at Chiefs’

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Junior Khanye has accused his former club of lacking ambition, boldly saying that Molefi Ntseki won’t last the season on the hot seat.

On Wednesday, Chiefs sprung a surprise in appointing Ntseki to replace Arthur Zwane as head coach. The decision was met with a chorus of disapproval from the club’s fans on social media.

The restructuring of the Amakhosi technical team will see Zwane, alongside Dillon Sheppard, serve as assistant coaches to Ntseki. The latter coached Bafana Bafana between 2019 to 2021. He was also Chiefs’ head of technical and youth development.


Khanye, who played for Chiefs during their heydays of winning trophies when they were deemed the ‘Cup Kings’ of SA football, couldn’t hide his disappointment. He admitted that Amakhosi’s recent developments disgruntle him.

The Soweto giants are desperate for a trophy as they recently ended their eighth season without silverware. On top of enduring a trophyless run under coach Zwane, the club failed to qualify for the CAF inter-club competition, concluding the 2022/23 season in fifth place.

It is for that reason that Khanye believes Chiefs should have hired a coach with a more impressive resume and a proven track record of success.

Junior Khanye in action for Kaizer Chiefs during his playing days
Junior Khanye


“Why did Chiefs appoint Ntseki as a head of technical and youth development when they made Arthur head coach?” asked a  despondent Khanye in an interview with FARPost. “Where does he get the experience to take out the best of players at an early age? Ensure that young and exciting players are promoted.

“I knew that he would eventually take over as head coach and it happened after Arthur failed. And it is funny how all the past coaches that failed at Chiefs were fired, but Arthur is deployed as an assistant coach, why? What will he and Ntseki fix?”.

Ntseki only coached a handful of games at Bafana Bafana. “There is nothing better that he has done. I saw him at SA junior level as well, there is nothing special. So clearly the club has no ambitions.

“Things are getting worse at the club. It was Arthur and now Ntseki. So, unfortunately, Chiefs won’t win anything in the new season with Ntseki. The coach might not even finish the season because he doesn’t have a solid relationship with the club like Arthur.

“I believe Arthur is staying because he has a relationship with the club. But let’s be honest, looking at the results, Arthur failed dismally,” added the retired exciting attacker.

Ntseki with no experience coaching at club level in the DStv Premiership has been handed arguably the toughest job in SA club football, to revive an Amakhosi side at its lowest ebb in history.


He is equipped with multiple coaching badges; the CAF A, B, and C licences and the SAFA Pro licence. In addition, he completed a German coaching course, DFB International.

However, according to Chiefs’ former midfielder, now a renowned football analyst, coaching badges doesn’t make one a top coach with capabilities of leading Amakhosi.

“In terms of paperwork, Ntseki is qualified, but that doesn’t mean he is a good coach,” he added. “He might have coaching badges, but applying the practicals is a whole different story.

“Ntseki is well educated, but the teams he has coached were not balanced, they were all over. He won’t bring anything at Chiefs.”

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