Kaizer Chiefs’ head of technical and youth development, Molefi Ntseki is of the opinion that new head coach Stuart Baxter is the right man to lead the club back to the top of South Africa football.
Baxter was appointed the new Chiefs mentor on Wednesday on a two-year contract, with another two-year option to extend. He will work alongside assistant coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard.
Ntseki worked with the Englishman during his second stint as Bafana Bafana coach between 2017-19.
“He is very detailed to the technical and tactical aspects of the game. He is good in terms of man-management skills and I think it’s a good addition to the club, when you consider his achievements and experience. I’m looking forward to working with him to bring back the glory days,” said Ntseki.
“He previously coached the club between 2012-15, the club experienced dry seasons of not winning anything. After he arrived he turned things around and we are hopeful that things will turn around and the glory days will come back. From my interactions with him, he is excited.”
“He understands a lot has changed in terms of the level of the league and the level of opponents. It is important for all of us to work together, working hard and smart so that we can take the performance of the team to the next level. The coach is responsible for the performance of the team.
“Knowing his qualities he will take responsibility to improve the performance of the team with the support of the assistant coaches and club,” said Ntseki.
Baxter has an opportunity to make an immediate impact at Amakhosi by helping the club to defy the odds and reach the final of the Caf Champions League.
His first game will be a tough two-legged tie against Moroccan club Wydad AC starting next Saturday at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.
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By FARPost Reporter