Bafana Bafana fans are calling for coach Molefi Ntseki’s head after failing to beat Namibia and Zambia in friendlies.
South Africa blew leads in both games, drawing 1-1 with Namibia last Thursday night and then losing 2-1 to Chipolopolo on Sunday.
It didn’t matter to fans that the matches were the first Bafana have played this year or that they were in preparation for next month’s Afcon 2021 qualifying double-header against Sao Tome and Principe.
No, they want Ntseki gone after just five matches – two wins, two defeats and a draw – in charge of Bafana after he replaced Stuart Baxter in August last year.
Following Sunday’s defeat, social media erupted with a number of fans calling for his head.
Monna Molefi Ntseki went from being a high school teacher in Lesotho straight to coaching Bafana, are you surprised?😂😂💔— Underdog (@Stellified_G) October 12, 2020
TJ Mahapa wrote: “How did Molefi Ntseki become Bafana Bafana coach? Is it some Cadre deployment or something?
Yellow nation added: “Can Molefe Ntseki resign already...moer man.”
Others, meanwhile, retweeted the “solution” to the problem: “Banyana Banyana Coach Desiree Ellis should replace Molefi Ntseki as Bafana Bafana Coach”.
Banyana Banyana Coach Desiree Ellis should replace Molefi Ntseki as Bafana Bafana Coach pic.twitter.com/XHkjp1bHzB— Trevor Limba (@trev_limba) October 11, 2020
Baxter’s former assistant Ntseki, though, believes the friendlies served their purpose.
He says: “We’ll go back and look at the game itself and do the analysis and when we report for camp, we will be addressing those negative issues.
@BafanaBafana For as long as Molefi Ntseki is still Bafana Bafana coach we can only expect mediocre performance,the man is good in defending poor results,has no plan B, we can only expect worse, like what Minister Mbalula once said Bafana Bafana is Bunch of loosers— Mr Lusunzi (@LusunziMr) October 12, 2020
“The question was; are the players going to be ready for the Afcon qualifiers next month?
“And I think they have answered those questions.”