After a meeting on Monday morning, Molefi Ntseki’s tenure as head coach of Kaizer Chiefs was amicably ended by mutual consent. Due to a recent series of disappointing results, both parties agreed that this was the most suitable course of action given the current circumstances.

Cavin Johnson, who recently joined Chiefs as head of the Youth Development Academy, will take over as the first team coach on an interim basis. Current assistant coach Dillon Sheppard will retain his position under Johnson.

Assistant coach Arthur Zwane will return to his former role within the development structures of the club.

Coach Ntseki arrived at Chiefs in June 2021 as Head of Technical and Youth Development. He took over as the senior team head coach in June 2023.

“I would like to thank coach Ntseki for his contribution to the club since he arrived here, both at development level and with the senior team. We wish him success in his future endeavours,” said Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.

The departing coach expressed his gratitude to the Chairman, Dr. Kaizer Motaung, and the Board of Directors for the opportunity to coach Amakhosi, and wished the team all the best for the rest of the season, according to a press statement.

Ntseki’s dismissal follows a terrible run that saw his side win just one game in the last seven in all competition. Kaizer Chiefs were knocked out of the MTN8 by Mamelodi Sundowns in the semi-finals, while they exited the Carling Knockout Cup in the first round going down 1-0 to AmaZulu FC. Things aren’t looking good in the DStv Premiership either with Amakhosi are 13 points behind Sundowns who top the log.