Ntseki: We are over what happened

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Molefi Ntseki, told the members of the media in Naturena that his side is working to correct areas of the game ahead of the DStv Premiership against Amazulu.

Amakhosi opened the season with a 0-0 draw against Chippa United which was followed by back-to-back defeats against Mamelodi Sundowns and TS Galaxy.

“We are working very hard in correcting the areas of the game that we need to, we have done our analysis of the opponent and this is what you normally do whenever we have to play a game in the PSL,” said Ntseki.

“I think the attitude, the mentality is OK. We are over what happened over the weekend [against TS Galaxy], we are fully aware that we did not get the result that we wanted for the past three matches.

It is this time that we have to turn things around and I think the most important thing is a belief in our players, belief in our tactics, belief in our approach and things will work out well for us.”

Ntseki took over the coaching reigns from Arthur Zwane who has been demoted to assistant. Kaizer Chiefs lost two preseason friendly matches against Young Africans from Tanzania and Township Rollers from Botswana.

After the defeat against TS Galaxy, angry Kaizer Chiefs fans threw at missiles at Ntseki. “I think it’s a big disappointment for the club, for this brand,” said Ntseki about the behaviour of fans.

“But the most important thing that we all need to understand is that when you are not happy, when you are disappointed, actions of violence are not what this country is all about. What is important is, keeping peace because we are loving peace type of a team.

“It has happened in the past and I think the club has addressed this matter. In terms of their behaviour, I think we can always do things differently instead of doing what you have done.

“The club has spoken about this and we are saying as a technical team and as the players, we are fully aware of the disappointment and we are working very hard to make them happy.

“But the game of football has three types of results – you draw games that you don’t have to – the first game we played [against Chippa United] it was a draw and then we went on to play Sundowns and we lost, even though the loss itself did not go well with us in terms of the play.

“We went to play against Cape Town City – a Cup game – and won. And the whole Khosi nation was happy and we were looking forward to doing just against TS Galaxy.

“But on the day, we did not take our chances. At the end of the day, we made a mistake which ended up in a goal. We could not recover from that and the game ended 1-0 in favour of TS Galaxy.
“Having lost the game, the supporters were disappointed, we were also disappointed but that doesn’t define who we are and we are looking forward to turn things around.”
By Zola Doda

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