The coach slammed the treatment and conditions the team faced when they traveled to the Benjamin Mkapa stadium in Tanzania, and questioned why fellow African teams were treated this way if there was a genuine common goal of improving football on the continent.
Footage has now emerged that seemingly shows the team battling to enter their change-room as officials clashed on more than one occasion.
However,Ncikazi’s comments have not been well received by the Simba CEO, with Barbara Gonzalez confirming an official complaint will be laid.
“If you want to play mind games I would like to ask him to keep my country out of his mouth and also my team,” Gonzalez tells KickOff.
“All the support that was required was given and Simba has never been a bad host. We want to take this further. I want to use this as a teachable moment.
“There are people you can mess with and try to play some psychological games with and I understand there are some fears over job security on his side and the technical team at Orlando Pirates. But this is not the right way to save their jobs and this is not the right way to speak of each other.”
“As CEO of Simba, I don’t accept it as a citizen of Tanzania and I don’t accept this and for this reason, I am going to file a strong complaint. So I would like to see Pirates and also the government address this because it puts us in a tricky predicament.
“It also creates a lot of fear heading to South Africa. We know that there is a high crime rate and we understand the challenges South Africans are facing at the moment so you start to question the kind of treatment that you may or may not receive.
“I am deeply concerned and worried.”
There has been widespread reaction to his comments, with many in South Africa suggesting it wasNcikazi’s proudest moment, while even journalists from Tanzania admitted his complaints were valid.