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Lucas Radebe critical of Chiefs’ decision to sack Ntseki 

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Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Radebe has weighed in on the sacking of Molefi Ntseki at Kaizer Chiefs, saying that coaches need time to build a winning team.

Ntseki was sacked just after four months in charge of the Soweto giants following a string of poor results.

On Monday, the club announced Cavin Johnson as Ntseki’s replacement on an interim basis.

Chiefs are currently 8th in the DStv Premiership table, just five points above the relegation zone after nine games with three wins. In addition, Amakhosi under Ntseki also lost out on two domestic trophies after being eliminated from the

MTN8 semi-finals by Mamelodi Sundowns earlier in the season and losing to AmaZulu in the Last 16 of the Carling Knockout Cup.

Radebe, who is one of the most iconic figures in the history of Chiefs insinuated that his former club’s decision to fire Ntseki was harsh.

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The Chiefs legend was one of many who were against the appointment of Ntseki as head coach, insisting that the ex-Bafana Bafana mentor lacks the experience to lead a big team. 

Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr with former coach Molefi Ntseki



 “You know it’s a pity that, especially as a coach, you are being judged on the results, and obviously, the results haven’t been coming (for Chiefs),” said Radebe.

“And I think coaching a big club like Kaizer Chiefs comes with a lot of expectations. It doesn’t matter whether you want to build or how much time you need to get the club to a level where everyone can be happy.

“But unfortunately, it’s hard; that’s what happens in the game of football. You learn, but surely it’s a big disappointment.

“You don’t want inconsistency in the team with bringing in and out managers like that. It takes a while to steady the team.”

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