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You won't believe who Bafana coach Ntseki has on his dinner wish list

2019-09-23 16:57
Molefi Ntseki
Molefi Ntseki (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana head Molefi Ntseki has chosen quite an elite list of prominent individuals he wishes to have dinner with.

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In an exclusive interview with Sport24, the recently appointed mentor says that President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa would definitely be on his dream dinner list.

"I would invite the president of South Africa," Molefi said.

"He is the first citizen of this country and many achievements we have achieved in this country has to do with him.

"I would also invite my reverend from church to be part of the evening. Him and I are men of good faith and all that is happening in my favour is thanks to God.

"In terms of movie stars, when I was growing up my favourite was Sylvester Stallone and I would enjoy catching up with him over a meal."

While the guests are A-list the meal of choice would be as simple as fried chicken.

"When it comes to food, I would love to have fried chicken with vegetables and a green salad," he says.

"That would be my best menu and something I could prepare if I had to impress my wife Makhotso, who would also be at the dinner.

"She has been a pillar of strength to me through the years. Gospel - whether contemporary or traditional – is the music that talks to my emotions and I would have it playing in the background."

The recently appointed mentor is yet to feel the dugout of an official match after Bafana Bafana's international clashes were called off by Zambia and Mozambique due to xenophobic attacks.

"It was a very big disappointment not only for me as a new coach and our technical team and players but even for the whole country," Molefi said.

"We all wanted to see Bafana Bafana playing against Zambia or Madagascar. But, at the same time, I need to apologise to all football people because it wasn’t of our own making."

Despite the international break looming (October 7-15), the South African Football Association (SAFA) are yet to announce any upcoming friendly fixtures.

If no matches are scheduled, Ntseki's debut in the Bafana dugout will be against Ghana (November 11) in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.

A few days later South Africa face Sudan on Tuesday, November 19.

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien

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