Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has revealed his lofty ambitions for the National team claiming he aims to win the World Cup someday but will start by qualifying the nation to the World's elite country tournament while playing attractive football.
“Molefi Ntseki’s target is to ...... win the World Cup.” said Ntseki when asked what he aims for.
“It is a very personal question that needs to be addressed cautiously. Getting a contract with Safa, there are already targets and mandates that are contained in the contract. The contract says that you must qualify for the Afcon, not only qualify at the Afcon but do well there - take us to the last eight, last four and make us champions.
"We are up for it. It’s a very healthy challenge because as an individual you would be happy if you achieved so much in a tournament like the Afcon. And then you have the World Cup qualifiers. We haven’t qualified for the World Cup for so many years.”
“If you break that drought of qualifying, it would be great for the country, Bafana Bafana, let alone Molefi Ntseki and the players. Everybody wants to be in the World Cup. The atmosphere in the World Cup is something else. I should be able to look back as a Bafana Bafana coach and say that I have achieved so much, and I have left a very big mark in terms of the success story of a South African coach.
"But the most important thing is the type of players that you will be bringing into the team, who will end up becoming superstars and playing a brand of football that everyone will be happy with. If you look at the class of 1996, and you try to find out what made them tick and what made things happen for them. It was because of the hunger and confidence that they had.
“They wanted to do well so that they can get better contracts whether locally or overseas. Currently we have a situation where players are comfortable to stay in the country because of maybe the league has improved financially and tactically speaking. We need to have players who are hungry, want to achieve more and want to be the best in the world, not just in South Africa.”