Molefi Ntseki uncertain about his future and concerned for his safety

Embattled Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has refused to answer questions about his future after he was yet again forced to flee the pitch at FNB Stadium.

Ntseki was running away from missiles thrown by the fans following their exit in the new Carling Knockout tournament.

Chiefs suffered their sixth defeat in all competitions this season, as they lost 1-0 to AmaZulu succumbing to a late goal from defender Taariq Fielies.

Chiefs’ exit in this cup competition means they will now go nine years without lifting some silverware, putting more pressure on the club. The former Bafana Bafana head coach wouldn’t address questions about his future.

“I don’t think it’s a question that has to be answered now because I’m employed by the club, we have technical conversations. We look into incidents like this and we have meetings to discuss our possibilities going forward. For you to ask a question to say ‘How do I see my future at Kaizer Chiefs’. I don’t think it is a platform for us to entertain that question,” Ntseki said.

It was for the third time this season that Ntseki had to flee angry fans who were protesting the club’s poor results.

This is also happening at a time when arch-rivals Orlando Pirates are riding the crest of the wave, having recently defended their MTN8 title and started well in the Carling Knockout on Friday.

The former Bafana Bafana coach appears to be concerned for his safety with the latest fan violence around him.”I think it’s a difficult one if one has to explain the space, I find myself [in] because I always say when you prepare, you prepare to win but when you lose games like this, you are always worried about what will happen at the end of the game,” Ntseki explained.

“I don’t think it’s actually a good thing for football because it has turned out to be more like every training session you have is the last training session. Every game you play is your last game because you are more worried about the results and I’ve been saying it’s preparation, preparation, preparation. Yes, you are not getting results and you own up as a coach that the results are not coming but when things like this happen for the third time, it is not only affecting you as a coach. It also affects your players because when they get to hear and they get to see what happens to their coach when they lose matches, it also becomes a reflection on them to say ‘What if tomorrow I’m the next one when I do not have a good game.”

(story credit: SABC Sport)

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