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Kaizer Chiefs part ways with Molefi Ntseki

Kaizer Chiefs announced on Monday afternoon that they have parted ways with head coach Molefi Ntseki after four months in charge.

The PSL giants said on its official website that Ntseki’s contract had been terminated by mutual consent.

The decision comes after discussions with the former Bafana Bafana coach following Chiefs’ exit in the Carling Knockout Cup after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of AmaZulu FC at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Ugly scenes followed the loss to Usuthu as angry and frustrated Amakhosi fans once again threw missiles at Ntseki.

“Following a meeting on Monday morning, Molefi Ntseki’s tenure as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs has ended amicably by mutual consent,” reads the club statement. “Given the recent run of disappointing results, the parties agreed that this was the best course of action under the prevailing circumstances.”

Experienced coach Cavin Johnson will take charge on an interim basis for the remainder of the season and he will be assisted by Dillon Sheppard. The Soweto giants also confirmed that Arthur Zwane has been demoted back to the club’s development structures.

Molefi Ntseki and his two assistant coaches during his time at Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs


Ntseki’s appointment as Chiefs head coach in June was met with widespread disapproval as the club’s faithful were expecting a coach with PSL experience or international pedigree.

“Cavin Johnson, who recently joined Chiefs as Head of the Youth Development Academy, will take over as the First Team coach on an interim basis,” added the club in a statement. “Current assistant coach, Dillon Sheppard will retain his position under Johnson.

“Assistant Coach, Arthur Zwane will return to his former role within the development structures of the Club.

“Coach Ntseki arrived at Chiefs in June 2021 as Head of Technical and Youth Development. He took over as the senior team Head Coach in June 2023.

“The departing coach expressed his gratitude to the Chairman, Dr. Kaizer Motaung, and the Board of Directors for the opportunity to coach Amakhosi, and wished the team all the best for the rest of the season.”

Meanwhile, Chiefs’ sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr expressed his gratitude to Ntseki and thanked him for all his efforts while with the side.

“I would like to thank Coach Ntseki for his contribution to the Club since he arrived here, both at development level and with the senior team,” said Motaung Jr. “We wish him success in his future endeavours.

Ntseki led Amakhosi in nine DStv Premiership games, winning three with two draws and four defeats. He also guided the club to the MTN8 semi-finals, where they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns.

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