Embarrassing! Beleaguered Molefi Ntseki‘s job on the line after Bafana fail to qualify for Afcon:
Beleaguered Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki‘s job is on the line after the national team
failed to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday
Coach Ntseki will step down as a NT coach after failing his mandate but when will this man takes responsibility and step aside and let someone with fresh ideas lead our FA?🤷♂️ Please take responsibility Mr DJ and resign. You've done your part but I think ur time is up @SAFA_net pic.twitter.com/DRwLDQxMVv
— S3LLO Makua (@kanyane23) March 29, 2021
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has reacted to the team’s failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Bafana will not be among Africa’s 24 best teams in Cameroon next year when the continental showpiece will be staged, after they lost 2-0 to Sudan on Sunday evening.
Ntseki’s charges played to a 1-1 draw with Ghana at FNB Stadium last Thursday and
needed only a point to seal their spot at the AFCON finals but completely bottled the job.
Having failed at the mandate, the 51-year-old former under-17 national team head coach
has accepted responsibility and expressed grave disappointment at letting South Africa down.
“I think as a head coach of Bafana Bafana, I came up with a turn-around strategy and I
think everything started very well, because we managed to accumulate 10 points and
needed only a point to qualify,” Ntseki told SAFA media after the match.
“Yes, as a coach, as head of the selection committee, as head of the team, my disappointment is huge –
it’s huge for my personal growth and my personal achievement as coach of Bafana Bafana.
“The success of the team is my success, and the failure of the team firstly starts with me – to say, ‘I have failed as a coach’, because in football we need to own up.
“When there is success, you become everybody’s favourite but when there is failure, you become and orphan and everybody looks at you and says, ‘You failed the team; you could not qualify.’
“But things like this do happen in football, and we own up… It’s a big disappointment for myself.”
Bafana Bafana have once again fallen short, failing to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
The national side went down 2-0 to Sudan in the final qualifier match of Group C.
It all went wrong from about five minutes into the game, with the visitors battling to gain a footing.
Sudan’s victory sees them finish second, while Bafana failed to qualify in third place.
South Africa will miss out on the cup for a fourth time since they won in 1996.
It also means they will be absent from the tournament for the first time since 2017.