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Chiefs seek patience in coach hunt: Dr Motaung emphasises long-term approach

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Dr Kaizer Motaung has urged fans to exercise patience as the club meticulously conducts its search for a new head coach.

The Soweto giants have been without a permanent coach since Molefi Ntseki stepped down in October. Cavin Johnson, who joined the club as head of academy in September, is holding fort on an interim basis.

In an interview on SportsLIVE with BBK, Bareng-Batho Kortjaas, Dr Motaung underscored the importance of carefully selecting a coach who aligns with the club’s vision and strategy.

Any coach that comes in needs to be given time,” he remarked. “You cannot bring a coach and expect results immediately and think you’ll win the league in the next season.”

‘Chiefs supporters won’t wait 30 years like Liverpool’

Dr Motaung acknowledged the challenges of finding the right coach amidst the current coaching landscape. “A few names have been identified, but there are no coaches available at the moment,” he explained.

Kaizer Chiefs supporters during a game
Kaizer Chiefs supporters

“We have put a process in place for us to deal with the new coach we want to bring in.”He assured fans that the club is committed to finding a coach who can lead Amakhosi back to its glory days. “The process is underway, and he will be unveiled at the right time,” Dr. Motaung stated.

“Any coach that we bring must have a pre-season training.”While understanding the frustrations of fans, Dr Motaung stressed the need for a measured approach to the decision-making process. “It’s sad, but everything has got its own time,” he said.

He is confident that the wait for a league title will not be as long as it took Liverpool FC in England. The Reds went three decades without winning the coveted title. Amakhosi have not won it in eight years, and Motaung is confident they will soon turn the corner.

“No, they [Chiefs supporters] won’t wait 30 years like Liverpool. We must bring somebody and make sure that we move away from where we are.”

Dr Motaung concluded by emphasising the club’s unwavering commitment to restoring Chiefs’ prominence in South African football. “Making sure we bring back the glory to the Kaizer Chiefs supporters,” he declared.

During pre-season, Chiefs signed eight new players to strengthen the squad and added more a few game into the campaign. The Soweto giants also roped in renowned sports psychologist, Dr. Henning Gericke, who worked for Springboks and Proteas.

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