Fan response has an effect on the team, explains Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki admits he is living with the threat of losing his job everyday.

Amakhosi suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to AmaZulu in the first round of the Carling Knockout Cup, with a late goal to Taariq Fielies.

Ntseki was pelted by missiles from fans, for the fourth time this season, after the game, meaning the club are likely to face harsh sanctions.

Speaking after the clash, a deflated Ntseki explained that despite all the work that his side are doing to improve, their game is being undermined by the pressure not to lose.

He said on iDiski Times: “I think it’s a difficult, if one has to explain the space I find myself [in].

“Because I always say when you prepare you prepare doing, but when you lose games like this what will happen at the end of the game and I don’t think it’s actually a good thing for football because it has turned out to be more like every training session you have is your last training session, every game you play is your last game because you are more worried about the results.

“I’ve been saying, ‘preparation, preparation, preparation’. Yes, we are not getting results and you own up as a coach but the results are not coming.

“But when things like this happens for a third time, it’s not only affecting you as a coach, it’s also affecting the players. Because when they get to hear and they get to see what happens to their coach when you lose matches, it also becomes a reflection on them to say, ‘what if tomorrow I become the next one, if today I don’t have a good game'”.

Ntseki added: “The importance of the game being a cup game, and for us wanting to go all the way and win the cup, I would say it’s a big disappointment from the side and it’s also a big disappoint from the club as a whole.

“From me as a coach I’m very disappointed, but what else can I do? The result as of now is Kaizer Chiefs lost to AmaZulu and are not going to the next round.”