Former Bafana Bafana head coach Trott Moloto has likened the rise of Molefi Ntseki to top seat in South African football to his own.

Ntseki was confirmed as the new Bafana coach this past weekend after the SAFA Council endorsed the recommendation of the technical committee. Unveiling his technical staff on Monday, Ntseki confirmed Moloto as his Technical Advisor, a role that he describes as his mentor as well.

Speaking to SABC Sport after the MTN 8 game on Sunday, Moloto, who is also a high-ranking official at Mamelodi Sundowns, is proud of Ntseki’s appointment.

Like Ntseki, Moloto started as an U17 national team coach and worked with all the junior national teams and as an assistant coach before taking over from Phillipe Troussier in 1998 until 2000 as a Bafana head coach.

One of Ntseki’s advantages coming to this hot seat is that he’s worked with the majority of players who are eligible for selection; be it the 2009 group he went with to the U20 World Cup in Egypt and now they are seniors in this team; or the latest generation of players from the junior national teams.

Moloto says this augurs well for the new project going forward.

– Report by Velile Mnyandu