Former Bafana Bafana caretaker and interim coach Molefi Ntseki has been appointed the new coach for the national team, SAFA confirms.
(Picture, Banafa Banafa newly appointed head coach, Molefi Ntseki. Photo: SAFA)
Nsteki Molefi has been appointed the new Bafana Bafana head coach. SAFA announced on a media briefing on Saturday afternoon.
The newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Molefi started coaching in 1998 as Vodacom League Head Coach of Welkom Stars and led them into promotion to the National First Division in 2000.
Ntseki previous club includes Bloemfontein Celtic as an assistant coach, African Warriors FC as head coach in the Nation First Division, and u20 men’s national team as an assistant coach.
Molefi Ntseki has been appointed new Bafana Bafana coach.
He was unanimously endorsed by the entire SAFA NEC pic.twitter.com/s4qfgJDNqv
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) August 31, 2019
Ntseki who’s taking over where Steward Baxter left, will have the first feel of being in charge of the Senior Men’s National team when he takes his side to Zambia for the international friendly match against Chipolopolo at Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium on 7 September 2019.
“South African fans love success hence their love, hate relationship with coaches. You win today, you are their number one fan, you lose the following day, they call for your head,” Ntseki said,
“This I think is derived from their passion for the sport, their teams and Bafana Bafana in particular. They want success at all costs especially in this day and age where good news is rare with high unemployment and other social ills afflicting the country. However, it is my take that fans must learn to take the good and the bad in the same breath”
Bafana’s last match was against Likuena, the national team of Lesotho where they suffered a resounding 3:0 defeat.