Khaya Ndubane

By Khaya Ndubane

Digital Manager Phakaaathi

Motaung blames Chiefs fans for constant coaching changes

Amakhosi have made eight coaching changes in the last five years.

Bobby Motaung has blamed the impatience of the fans for this high turnover of coaches at Kaizer Chiefs.

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Chiefs are without a full-time head coach after the axing Molefi Ntseki, who lasted four months into the job. Ntseki was let go by the club after a second incident at FNB Stadium last month where Chiefs fans threw missiles at him as he left the field during the Carling Black Black Label Knockout loss to AmaZulu.

Overall, Amakhosi, who are known for being patient with the head coach, have made eight coaching changes in the last five years.

Motaung blamed the “impatient” Chiefs fans for the constant coaching changes at the Naturena-based club.

“It boils down to patience and the plan. Now, with the pressures we’re having now, with the mentality of people now, people are not patient. I don’t know where this culture comes from,” said Motaung as quoted by SABC Sport.

“Chiefs supporters have always been patient, but all of a sudden we have these issues of pressure, pressure now. Some of us are patient, some of us have a vision, but the vision can only work if people are together and share in the vision.

“Like the chairman was saying about the vision of building Kaizer Chiefs – 53 years later, it’s still there. But there were bumps, smooth riding sometimes, and things didn’t work sometimes.

“Even in the past, we’ve had top players who lost – even Doctor Khumalos had seasons when there was a drought, but we managed to soldier on and build,” added Motaung.

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Meanwhile, Pitso Mosimane, Ernst Middendorp, Muhsin Ertugral are amongst the coaches who are linked with the head coaching job at Chiefs.

Mosimane is said to be the preferred candidate from the Chiefs fans, but it remains to be seen if Amakhosi will land the successful coach who left UAE side Al-Wahda recently.

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