Molefi Ntseki has been fired by Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs with Cavin Johnson taking over as new coach. The decision was announced by the club on Monday after a meeting held on Monday morning.
Amakhosi were knocked out of the Carling Knockout on Saturday after a 1-0 loss to AmaZulu. They are now left with the Nedbank Cup and also the DStv Premiership to try end their eight-season trophy drought.
“Following a meeting on Monday morning, Molefi Ntseki’s tenure as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs has ended amicably by mutual consent. Given the recent run of disappointing results, the parties agreed that this was the best course of action under the prevailing circumstances,” the club said in a statement.
“Cavin Johnson, who recently joined Chiefs as Head of the Youth Development Academy, will take over as the First Team coach on an interim basis. Current assistant coach Dillon Sheppard will retain his position under Johnson.
“Assistant Coach, Arthur Zwane will return to his former role within the development structures of the Club,” they said.
KAIZER CHIEFS HAVE FIRED COACH MOLEFI NTSEKI, CAVIN JOHNSON NEW MENTOR
Coach Ntseki arrived at Chiefs in June 2021 as Head of Technical and Youth Development. He took over as the senior team Head Coach in June 2023.
“I would like to thank Coach Ntseki for his contribution to the Club since he arrived here. Both at the development level and with the senior team. We wish him success in his future endeavours,” said Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.
Ntseki also expressed his gratitude to the Chairman, Dr. Kaizer Motaung, and the Board of Directors for the opportunity to coach Amakhosi. He also wished the team all the best for the rest of the season.