Ntseki wants more from forwards
Ntseki wants more from forwards

Posted in News, Team News on Aug 07, 2023.

Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Molefi Nseki, wants an improvement in his team’s attacking threat following their goalless draw against Chippa United in Durban on Sunday.

“Last third entries are very important if you want to win games. I’m not too happy about how that went today,” he said after the match. “We need to create more chances and bury them. I think having Ranga (Chivaviro) playing for the first time today, he was not 100 per cent having come from a medical situation, so I think we can only build on this in terms of the understanding of the front three.”

Chiefs dominated most oof the game but found the Chilli Boys in a defiant mood, and Ntseki knows Amakhosi have to find ways to counter teams that ‘park the bus’ against them.

“We did try to play wide and get crosses in but when we did, they always had numbers in the box to clear. I think the deep block approach worked well for them and from our side we know there will be opponents who will play with a counter attack strategy from a deep block and we have to find ways around that," he said.

Coach Ntseki was satisfied, though, with his new signings.

“At the end of last year, we did what you can call a squad audit and we identified players we wanted to bring in. We signed some of them before the end of last season because we wanted to beef up the squad and strengthen it. We did careful profiling and the new recruits are quality players. You could see some of them playing today. I think they did very well. I think the combination between Given and TT is very good. Edson Castillo has never played in South Africa before but you could see the quality” he said.

Ntseki also admitted that the club is ever on the lookout for potential new talent.

“A big club like Kaizer Chiefs is always looking for quality,” he said. ”If there is quality elsewhere and you have done a proper assessment of a player, you’ll always be looking at reinforcing your team and bringing in such players," he said.

The coach ended off by expressing appreciation for the fantastic turnout of fans at the Moses Mabhida stadium.

“The disappointment has been too long and we might look under pressure currently because of the supporters' disappointment in the past. The technical team and players are looking to do their best and to give back to the supporters, because when you look at the numbers of supporters that came today, we wanted to give them a good result and this gives us even more motivation to do well and make them happy,” he concluded.

On Wednesday, Amakhosi travel to Tshwane to face Mamelodi Sundowns in their second league outing of the campaign at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

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