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Ramoreboli on Ntseki’s philosophy: What to expect from Kaizer Chiefs in 2023/24

Bafana Bafana stand-in coach Morena Ramoreboli has given an insight into Molefi Ntseki’s coaching philosophy and what fans can expect from Kaizer Chiefs in the upcoming DStv Premiership season.

Ramoreboli, who worked with Ntseki at African Warriors in the third tier in 2008, says the new Chiefs coach is a hardworking and knowledgeable individual who is not afraid to put in the hard yards.

Ntseki recently took over the coaching reins at Naturena as Arthur Zwane reverted to the assistant coach post.


“Coach Ntseki likes to play a high-tempo game, high-intensity football, and obviously, looking at the signings the club has made now, I think Given Msimango will give him that option of starting from the back and being able to play those diagonal and vertical passes,” Ramoreboli said.

He believes that Ntseki’s philosophy is a good fit for Chiefs as the club has signed players to implement it.

He picks ex-Golden Arrows winger Pule Mmodi and Mduduzi Mdantsane, formerly with Cape Town City, as players who “will add value.”

“… If you look at the intensity those players have played with at their different clubs, you can tell that it will give coach Molefi a chance to play the kind of game he wants.”

With a new coach, Chiefs fans will hope the club can return to the top of local football in 2023/24.

They have not lifted any significant trophy in the last eight years and would be hoping Ntseki changes their fortunes.


Based on Ramoreboli’s comments, Kaizer Chiefs fans can expect to see a more attacking and dominant team under Ntseki. The new coach will be looking to get the best out of Chiefs’ talented attacking players.

However, it is essential to remember that Ntseki will need time to implement his philosophy at Chiefs. 

That said, there are reasons to be optimistic about Chiefs’ chances in 2023/24. The club has made some good signings in the off-season, and they have a strong squad at their disposal. 

Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Msimango, Mdantsane, Edson Castillo, Pule Mmodi, Ranga Chivaviro and Tebogo Potsane have all joined.

Ramoreboli says Ntseki was ahead of his time, just like Manchester City’s revered coach Pep Guardiola.

“He used to do crazy things at African Warriors. Sometimes when we see Pep Guardiola doing these things and coach Molefi was doing these things way back in 2007,” he explained.

Guardiola is known for doing overloads with central defenders and fullbacks. The City manager plays with two strikers, with the other playing from outside to inside.

“Now they have Ranga, whom they can use while getting something from the likes of [Ashley] Du Preez.”


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