Brian Baloyi Endorses Two Prominent Candidates for Kaizer Chiefs Coach

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Kaizer Chiefs are in search of a new head coach, and football legend Brian Baloyi has voiced his opinion, endorsing two notable candidates for the role.

The Soweto-based club is seeking a permanent replacement for Molefi Ntseki, whose stint as head coach ended abruptly after a string of poor performances that disheartened supporters. As the club aims to recover and build a successful team, Baloyi has suggested two experienced coaches who could bring stability and success to the Chiefs.

Tensions reached a boiling point when some Kaizer Chiefs fans expressed their dissatisfaction by throwing objects at the coach. Following Molefi Ntseki’s dismissal, the club brought in Cavin Johnson to serve as interim head coach. Johnson originally joined the team as Head of the Academy but now finds himself leading the first team after Ntseki’s abrupt exit.

The need for a permanent coach has been heightened by Chiefs’ inconsistent performances this season, leaving the team in eighth place on the DStv Premiership log after 27 matches.

Under Johnson’s interim leadership, Chiefs have played 19 games across all competitions, securing six victories, drawing five times, and suffering eight defeats. Despite some positive results, the Glamour Boys’ season has been marred by disappointing exits from key competitions.

Two months ago, they were knocked out of the 2024 Nedbank Cup by Milford FC, a Motsepe Foundation Championship side, in a 5-4 penalty shootout. Additionally, Chiefs failed to secure the MTN8 trophy and the Carling Knockout Cup, and there’s a real risk of ending the season outside the top eight.

In their most recent league match, Chiefs drew 2-2 with TS Galaxy at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday night. This result underscores the challenges the team faces and the urgency of finding a new head coach who can restore stability and guide the team back to its winning ways.

 

Identifying the Two Suggested Coaches for Chiefs

As Kaizer Chiefs plan changes to their technical team for the 2024/25 season, retired goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has identified Pitso Mosimane and Manqoba Mngqithi as ideal candidates for the role. According to Baloyi, these two experienced coaches would be a perfect fit for Chiefs, bringing the expertise and tactical acumen needed to guide the club toward success.

“Looking at Chiefs right now, I think when we include looking at players and the names that have been thrown around, will they work? I don’t know,” Baloyi told FARPost.

“The two people I will put on my list would be a Pitso [Mosimane], and if you can’t get Pitso, then you go for Manqoba Mngqithi. If not those two, I don’t see any local coach or even foreign coach in the country who’s good enough to steer the ship.

“Unfortunately, we are going to have to go outside the county, but I would say, be careful if you go outside, more especially outside the continent. If you go outside, let it be someone who understands the African continent, someone who’s working on the African continent.”

The ex-Chiefs goalkeeper added: “Again, if you go to Europe or South America, you’ll give that person the same amount of money that you don’t want to pay Pitso. So, it’s going to be a futile exercise if you go to South America or Europe to get a coach because you are going be paying them the same amount you could be paying Pitso or very close to it.

“Now you bringing in someone who doesn’t understand the culture because, again, that’s the most important thing. Understanding the culture of our country and not just football.”

 

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