Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki
South Africa

Bafana coach responds to sceptics

Chad Klate

New Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has responded to scepticism over his credentials for the job.

  SAFA acting CEO Russel Paul has explained why the process was so swiftly handled, having built up a reputation for delaying the process in previous instances.

  “When Stuart Baxter resigned, we said we’d make announcement by the end of the month and we kept our word, we announced on 31 August. At this occasion we didn’t have to deal with other clubs, which made it easy to deal with in terms of the criteria, but it was still a difficult process.”

  Ntseki’s appointment has been met with some scepticism by South African football lovers, though he insists he is not looking to prove anyone wrong.

  “Everybody has a right to an opinion, at times you have an opinion about somebody because you don’t know that person; at times, you have an opinion about somebody because you think you know that person. But what is important is that an opportunity has been given to me, and I’m not in this position to prove anybody wrong but I’m here to serve my country, doing the best I can. I think I’m in this position to get the best out of our players, whom I think with that understanding and that rapport, they will get the best out of me,” he said. Kickoff

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