…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Shrewd Business and Fresh Starts: Kaizer Chiefs Players under Molefi Ntseki
Assessing Potential Exits: Five Players Who Could Be Axed by Ntseki
As Kaizer Chiefs undergoes a transition period, Molefi Ntseki’s appointment as the new coach has given some players a sense of hope for a fresh start.
However, there are others whose future at the club remains uncertain.
Let’s take a closer look at a few players who might be affected by Ntseki’s arrival.
Siyethemba Sithebe: A Versatile Midfielder in Need of a Defined Role
Siyethemba Sithebe, previously from AmaZulu, has had a challenging stint at Chiefs thus far.
With his position falling somewhere between a holding midfielder and an attacking midfielder, finding his exact role within the team has been a struggle.
However, with the potential adoption of a 4-3-2-1 formation, an additional player in the center would be required.
Chiefs have also addressed the need for a creative playmaker by signing Mduduzi Mdantsane.
Sithebe’s experience could prove valuable during this transitional phase for the team.
Keagan Dolly: Unleashing the Full Potential of a Quality Player
Keagan Dolly, formerly with Montpellier, didn’t have the best season, but his talent and quality remain undeniable.
While his place in the first team was never in doubt, there is a general feeling that he has more to offer and can perform at a higher level.
It will be intriguing to see how Ntseki utilizes him.
Perhaps he will be given a more fluid attacking midfield role? There have also been whispers of him potentially being entrusted with the captain’s armband, highlighting the confidence the club has in his abilities.
Njabulo Ngcobo: Seizing Opportunities in the Center-Back Position
Njabulo Ngcobo faced limited game time in the previous season. With the recent additions of Given Msimango and Thatayaone Ditlhokwe as center backs, one would assume he might be seeking a move elsewhere.
However, the rumors of an exit have subsided, indicating that he could play a significant role this season.
Ntseki now has four center-back options at his disposal, with the possibility of Edmilson Dove returning to his preferred left-back position.
Embracing Youth: Ntseki’s Focus on Developing Young Talent
Molefi Ntseki is renowned for his experience in working with young players, and at Kaizer Chiefs, he will have the opportunity to nurture emerging talents.
With players like Samkelo Zwane, Mdu Shabalala, and Mfundo Vilakazi already part of the first-team framework, the immediate future looks promising.
Their growth and potential contributions will be key factors to watch out for.
As Molefi Ntseki takes charge at Naturena, the Kaizer Chiefs faithful eagerly anticipate the changes he will bring to the team.
The fate of certain players hangs in the balance, while others see this as an opportunity to showcase their abilities and make their mark under the new leadership.
Keep an eye on how Ntseki’s strategies and approach shape the team’s future at Naturena.