The South African Football Association provided an important update on former Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki.
The Siya crew reported on Monday that Ntseki was offered the role of either senior national team assistant or become Technical Director, it has now been confirmed by the federation that the mentor has parted ways with the association.
“The South African Football Association (SAFA) together with coach Molefi Ntseki have officially agreed to part ways amicably, following the senior national team’s failure to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon),” SAFA confirmed in a statement.
“Ntseki, who was appointed as Bafana Bafana head coach back in August 2019 after playing an assistant role to previous coach Stuart Baxter for two years where they reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 Afcon, leaves the association after overseeing nine international matches,” reads the statement.
“Under Ntseki’s watchful eye, Bafana Bafana won four, drew two and lost three of the nine international matches played. Prior to being the senior national team coach, the Free-State born coach enjoyed a good stint with South African junior national teams including guiding the SA U17 team (Amajimbos) to the 2015 Fifa World Cup in Chile. He also helped Amajimbos qualify for the 2015 U17 Afcon Tournament, where he finished as runners-up to Mali, thus earning a ticket to Chile. Ntseki was also the U23 assistant coach. SAFA thank Ntseki for his contribution to the association over the years,” confirmed SAFA.
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