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Bafana Bafana Cosafa Cup coach Morena Ramoreboli finds the judging of new Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki based on his stint with the national team unfair.

Ntseki’s appointment was met with mixed reaction in the football fraternity, with some questioning his pedigree as a coach as he will lead a team in the DStv Premiership for the first time.

Ntseki coached Bafana between 2019 and 2021 before he was sacked after South Africa’s failure to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (Afcon).

“Let’s be honest, how do you judge Molefi and say he can’t take control of Kaizer Chiefs while Molefi Ntseki was coach of Bafana Bafana?” Ramoreboli said on the sidelines of the Cosafa Cup in Durban.

“And the same Molefi Ntseki did well in the national team. Is it because maybe he didn’t win anything with Bafana?

“But the same thing happened with Pitso, and he came back and proved he is the best coach.

“The same thing needs to be done with coach Molefi, he deserves a chance,” he said.

“Allowing him to work with Kaizer Chiefs players and have a good relationship with those players, Kaizer Chiefs will perform, and Kaizer Chiefs will do well.”

Ntseki and Ramoreboli worked together at African Warriors as coach and assistant in the National First Division between 2007 and 2009, he believes Ntseki’s strong character and work ethic will make him thrive at Chiefs.

“He is a hardworking coach, I know, and I’m not saying this because Molefi Ntseki is my friend but because I know him personally, that he is a hardworking coach and doesn’t take things for chance,” Ramoreboli said.

“He would always research and analyse. People always have their feelings and will always have their opinions, but let’s be honest, coach Molefi deserves a chance. I’m saying this because I know what he can do as a coach, given a chance he can turn things around at Kaizer Chiefs. I’m happy for him.