Ernst Middendorp

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Ernst Middendorp told : “Football is not only played with the physical body. It’s played with the brain, with the mindset,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We know it hasn't been a great season for Khama, but everybody knows that he has huge potential and we can only support him and put him in the next movement, and expect that he can do better," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We know it hasn’t been a great season for Khama, but everybody knows that he has huge potential and we can only support him and put him in the next movement, and expect that he can do better,” External link

herald Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “As expected, very aggressive more and more. I’m saying it is expected because it is a local derby. These gamesArrows against AmaZulu are always special to us. In the end, we took it well, we scored three goals and defended our lead after conceding a penalty in the final stage of the game,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Compliments to both Arrows and AmaZulu for their positions (in the league) they are top four or top three they are doing a fantastic job, no doubt about that. But we want to also come a bit close, we want to be able to say ‘hey, we are also a KwaZulu-Natal team, and we are doing a good job’,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “At this stage it not about the nice football, it is about winning the game. Our target was winning the game and we have done it,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Let’s see, you know why it was a tough match? We contributed to making it a tough match. I don’t understand in particular our core players not doing some stuff in the way that we prepared,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “But I personally think we need to show more intensity over longer periods, especially in the PSL (DStv Premiership) game that’s coming up against TTM (Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila),” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Let’s look at Hlubi. Basically I like him. (But) he’s a guy (who after) scoring a goal, starts doing fancy stuff running out of position, when he should be on the left, he is on the right putting himself in (trouble),” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp explained : “This is some stuff that I think we are lacking a little bit in. He is just an example, I like him, he is quality and he has a lot of ambition but he has to learn to do stuff right,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s definitely for us a certain advantage to be able to use the last seven days to prepare ourselves for this game‚ being fresh from the conditioning side and in a good shape‚” External link

businessday Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Bloemfontein Celtic ) : “It’s [the victory over Celtic] not just for me, but for the entire Maritzburg United institution,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We had several good moments. Going forward we looked good but didn’t manage the game well. That will come with time and confidence. We move on,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “We know it hasn’t been a great season for Khama, but everybody knows that he has huge potential and we can only support him and put him in the next movement, and expect that he can do better,” External link

herald Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “They missed a top chance at the second post, but good, it is part of the game,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m sure the team, individually and collectively will do everything to turn things around and produce a better future,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, December 4, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think you have to realise you do not win games just with the DNA of being a big club. You have to work for it, you have to push yourself at every minute‚” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 7, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think strategically we had the dominance in the first half with the wide players. And we had a very clear discussion at half time‚ ‘just push forward‚ look for the second goal’‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Ending up with possibilities in our own hands and being second after having over 28 matchdays in the number one position, of course it’s disappointing. Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns and Pitso,” “It’s not my decision (whether I stay or go), other people will decide. I think in this moment we have to recognise that we’re not winning games with the DNA of a big club” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s not my decision, other people will decide. In this moment, we have to recognise that we are not winning games with a DNA of a big club,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Of course we had possibilities in our hands and being second after over 28 match days on position one. Of course it’s disappointing. Congratulations to Sundowns and Pitso. That’s all what I can say at the moment,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : "Our fate was in our hands and we failed so congratulations to Sundowns," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : "Our fate was in our hands and we failed so congratulations to Sundowns," External link

afp-en Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “Kgotso Moleko is definitely a question mark,” External link

citizen Friday, September 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Erick Mathoho ) : "There are some question marks. Moleko is definitely a big question mark. With Erick Mathoho we have to look at how far he will be recovered" External link

news24 Friday, September 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It is about the points now… it’s about winning. I am fully aware of that. It is not about the soccer that Kaizer Chiefs play,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “On our side, we have Baroka, a fantastic team; everybody knows. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have beaten Sundowns, that’s for sure. Our competitor is playing Black Leopards. You have to expect that both opponents will not give something away. It’ll definitely come down to fighting spirit on both fields, on both locations and it is a very unlucky situation that it has to be done behind closed doors,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "Of course I am very happy with the entire team, the technical team and the players that we have," External link

news24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We have Baroka, a fantastic team as everybody knows ... you have to be, otherwise you can't beat Sundowns," "Our competitors [Sundowns] are playing Black Leopards on the same level where you have to expect both opponents will not give anything away at all" External link

news24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I don’t agree, it was not a disappointing game, the mentality, it’s not the greatest football but what we’re talking about is a disaster result,” External link

businessday Monday, August 31, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s a very clear understanding‚ and it’s nice‚ if you want to make mind games or to make sure to talk to other guys about what happened in the past” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He’s a player who’s in the bubble with Kaizer Chiefs and he deserves respect‚” “And despite you not believing it‚ he gets every second working with him my respect in the fullest” External link

businessday Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Willard Katsande ) : “I know stories are there that I don’t like this one and I don’t like that one‚ but we tried to have a ball player‚ in particular‚ because some players were not available‚” “He didn’t play for a long time. [But] I was not unhappy with him‚ definitely not. He’s a player‚ he’s a ball receiver more or less on the same level where we had Willard Katsande” External link

businessday Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We know it’s not a great season from Khama. But everyone knows he has huge potential‚” External link

newsday Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We know it's not a great season from Khama. But everyone knows he has huge potential‚" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We know it's not a great season from Khama. But everyone knows he has huge potential‚" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “With this movement‚ counterattack‚ we had a lot of challenges‚ in particular in the second half‚” “It’s definitely something that we were thinking would be going differently. But‚ OK‚ the show goes on and in three or four days we have the next game” External link

businessday Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We weren’t a very happy team at half-time. Credit to Polokwane City. They caught us sleeping three or four times,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “There is no doubt that Nurkovic is a player who demonstrates the ambition and the spirit you need to influence the teammates around him‚” “It is very important to look into it and he is one of our key players this season. He has made a huge contribution to the position that Kaizer Chiefs are in at the moment” External link

businessday Monday, August 17, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I was busy preparing for this game. I only saw the results at the end of the match. I’m not looking left or right or how Sundowns are playing. That’s not my job. Kaizer Chiefs is paying for a different portfolio,” External link

the-star Monday, August 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I try not to be too emotional because this restart is a totally different position for everybody. It is not about the relief for me, it is about the ambition that Kaizer Chiefs had and set at the beginning of the season,” External link

the-star Monday, August 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “At half time we looked at the way City came to us,” External link

citizen Monday, August 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp says : “I understand that some supporters would have preferred certain players,” External link

citizen Monday, August 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “The main point is that we were not in a good situation at half-time, we were lucky to have been 1-0 down, there could have been a second,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “What was important was to stay calm and never give up while trying to find solutions. And I think we deserved to come out with the full points which is what we wanted today,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Gavin Hunt ) : "I can put it in the same way as my colleague before [Gavin Hunt] reflected it to Monare. It’s the same," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “It was our first game in five months,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mike Makaab ) : “I was profoundly sad when I learnt of Mr Mike Mokoena’s death‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Just to give you a bit of insight. I think Khama is not happy about coming on as a substitute into the last game, and I can see it on the (training) field too that he is moving,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

modernghana Monday, April 20, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, April 20, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

africa-newsroom Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We need to get creative in discussing certain scenarios to finish the season successfully — using neutral venues‚ playing double-headers to get more games in per week than usual‚ playing games without supporters‚ and so on‚” “This is a unique situation. But we need to be professional to protect the players adequately. It goes without saying‚ as coaches and as players‚ we want to play games‚ not only because we love playing but also we want to win trophies” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “From the beginning, was just too casual. We spoke about it during the week. I was hoping everybody understood the message,” External link

herald Monday, March 9, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have seen everybody giving advice. And I must say it was sometimes interesting‚” External link

businessday Monday, March 2, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “Compliments‚ not because of the result‚ because we have seen a great performance from Daniel Akpeyi over months‚” External link

businessday Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “That’s the job we are in as coaches — it backfires‚” “If you really think so far, that it might backfire, then go and sell insurance or do something else” External link

businessday Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : "Daniel was brilliant, but I am very proud of all my players," External link

namibian Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “Daniel was brilliant, but I am very proud of all my players,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s a very tough decision. Everybody should respect it at the end of the day. And that’s it‚” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : "Daniel was brilliant, but I am very proud of all my players," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I have been realistic all the way since arriving in December 2018, which was in position nine,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “It is a run of unfortunate decisions if you start from the game we lost against SuperSport United in the league‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We will take it in the spirit of football and move on. We will remain calm‚ keep our focus and prepare for the next match‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Both teams played under unfavourable conditions‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It was one of those games where we did everything to win but it was not to be‚” “Highlands Park brought their A-game to us and we couldn’t unlock them to create enough chances to score” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “The next game is Saturday and we need to be concentrated on that‚” External link

businessday Monday, February 24, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “The shoot-out in the end, not to qualify it was a bit of a situation where the team that had a bit more luck and was a bit tougher made it,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “They will all be on the field,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Cardoso ) : “I think the referees will know which players. If not, I can highlight it again. It is Cardoso, Frosler and Manyama,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “For us, the indication about who’s playing or how we make the decision is from what is happening here on the [training] field,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “It’s definitely difficult to process this result‚” External link

businessday Monday, February 17, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “But it was not a game where we said ‘poor performance’. Definitely not,” “Unfortunately‚ we seem to have it against this team [Maritzburg]. The first goal in the semifinal was from a huge mistake and the goal in December came from a huge mistake” External link

businessday Monday, February 17, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We are definitely very pleased to have Khama [back]. That was our intention taking him out from December 22‚ and taking him out for a long time‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We were a bit too casual in the first half, I am referring to a chance for Manyama, and a chance for Samir (Nurkovic). These types of chances against a team that is, fully understandably, going all out to defend and to wait for a mistake, you must pick up one or both of these possibilities,” “We didn’t and it is a bit more difficult with every minute when you play against these deep-sitting teams. Other PSL teams will tell you how difficult it is, they have not even qualified (for the next round),” External link

citizen Monday, February 10, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “We are very pleased to have Khama back, our intention was to take him out in December for a long time, and today is 8 February. We have seen he is quick, has a good touch, and his sprinting is 100%. But he has been out for such a long time, and we are following certain models, whether he plays 35 minutes or 60,” External link

citizen Monday, February 10, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “Why should I go back, life is fantastic. There is a bigger problem here and I think, being 61, allows me to say we need to start with more positive thinking,” “I think the whole of society is wanting in this” External link

citizen Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Lorenzo Gordinho ) : "We've had a few players leave, Kabelo (Mahlasela) to Polokwane City and Lorenzo (Gordinho) to Bidvest Wits, and with James Kotei we needed the (foreign) space," External link

kenyastar Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Siyabonga Ngezana, I’m very happy with him,” External link

citizen Monday, January 27, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “The results are a sign of our confidence. It’s all about doing the basics‚” “This might surprise you, but I think our best game of the three since the new year was the loss to SuperSport. It is not always the result that tells us what happens on the field” External link

businessday Monday, January 13, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s unbelievable‚ probably it was my fault‚ I don’t know — until May I even didn’t know he was able to speak English in a proper way‚” External link

businessday Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : "If you know your contract is coming to an end in June, six months into it, you should perform to make it happen for yourself staying here at Kaizer Chiefs and secondly, putting yourself in a positive position," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "It’s always about negotiations and we know it. We are in this business in terms of coaches or players too who sign contracts over one year or two years and negotiations come - and it’s always performance-related. I think the players being in this role, being in this position, are all experienced. Most of them are having a position in the team. I don’t think it will influence them in a negative way," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : "And it should be discussed inside. I think it is not fair at all discussing it in public. Inside, behind closed doors, we have very clear ideas about how far we will go doing everything to keep a player or probably thinking about other directions," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Anthony Akumu ) : “You saw this player who went to Cape Town City, everyone was jubilating (sic) – ‘He’s a free player…’ but, he’s not. He has another two-year contract [with Baroka], so it will be very interesting to see how (Akumu signing) pans out,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Anthony Akumu ) : “You saw this player who went to Cape Town City, everyone was jubilating (sic) – ‘He’s a free player…’ but, he’s not. He has another two-year contract [with Baroka], so it will be very interesting to see how (Akumu signing) pans out,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp responded : "I don't know, what are you saying? But who has been number-one this season? Let's not talk about other players," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I know him by name and you must understand that he is nearly 20 years younger than me‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “This means he came into another era because I left Germany years ago,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s nice to have two Germans coaching the Soweto derby‚ we are global players as coaches‚” “It doesn’t matter if it is a South African coach‚ [or] you are coming from Zambia or from Zimbabwe — because we are [all] global players” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “You are coming with a specific question but I am not giving comments in that direction. I have not been approached and it is fine‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We want to keep the momentum. We want to keep working hard in each and every game. The team is well aware of this. We have already started with preparations for the next match. The last match of the year is the most important agenda point for us,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “At the moment we have only turned in the direction to say ‘Okay, what was said in August on the opening day of the league, we should’ve probably taken this guy seriously’. What was said is now a period to show we are in the competition,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “The first half, I think we had a huge attitude issue,” External link

businessday Monday, December 9, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Entertaining game, I think the number of goals is good for supporters, there’s no doubt about it. First half I think we had a huge attitude issue, not really in the game, we didn’t want to move like we should, could be,” External link

citizen Monday, December 9, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp explained ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “As I said, he is not injured, he is in training now we have to make a decision about who now from a point of competitiveness is best prepared for this game we have on Saturday evening. It is Daniel Akpeyi and it is him who will play. The second best prepared at the moment is Bruce Bvuma and he will be the second goalkeeper,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I was quite irritated to hear some comments inside the club which were totally confusing,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He came back despite this and played in Zambia and it was not possible (to get him ready to play against Maritzburg United). We tried on Saturday afternoon with a late (fitness) test, but it was impossible to bring him in,” External link

zimeye Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “We have been observing Khama since his return from national duty… He trained yesterday and looked better than last week. We will monitor him before making a decision on his fitness,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He came back despite this and played in Zambia and it was not possible (to get him ready to play against Maritzburg United). We tried on Saturday afternoon with a late (fitness) test, but it was impossible to bring him in,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He came back despite this and played in Zambia and it was not possible (to get him ready to play against Maritzburg United). We tried on Saturday afternoon with a late (fitness) test, but it was impossible to bring him in,” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "It's upsetting, he already went to the national team with a tight hamstring and there is nothing we can do," "He played with pain against Botswana and played against Zambia (last week). It was not going to be possible. We tried, but it was impossible to bring him in" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "It's upsetting, he already went to the national team with a tight hamstring and there is nothing we can do," "He played with pain against Botswana and played against Zambia (last week). It was not going to be possible. We tried, but it was impossible to bring him in" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s bit a of a disappointing situation and not expected. We definitely have not taken our role as being the favourites‚ having maybe a bit more individual quality‚” External link

businessday Monday, November 25, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Congratulations to Maritzburg United, I think a deserved win, there’s no doubt about it. After we conceded 1-0 in the first-half, absolutely challenges with our defence despite we were sometimes two against one, three against one,” External link

citizen Monday, November 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : "Yeah, it's definitely something as we know his last game was a few weeks ago. He trained now fully in the international break, and particularly the entire week now," External link

irishsun Friday, November 22, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He (Khune) is training and trying to come closer (to playing),” “At a certain time I will see what he is delivering but I am waiting for feedback from the goalkeeper coaching department to say how far away he is at the moment. We are managing one game now (against Maritzburg) and it is not possible to think about Khune” External link

citizen Friday, November 22, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He is coming from a four week injury lay-off and having been sidelined for 10 or 11 months at (Bidvest) Wits before coming into our setup. Yagan Sasman played in the NFD in the last year and was not with us in the beginning, I have to consider all that. It is our duty to pay attention individually to these players to bring them to the same level and start all together on the 17th when all the players are back into full training,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m not really interested in this‚” External link

businessday Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He is a grown-up and has always performed‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I had a lot of chats [with Nurković] in May already‚ using my networks [in Europe] and getting information‚” “He’s so full of confidence‚ so full of convincing contribution to discussions … how he would like play and to see where he is so far” External link

businessday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We seem to be heading in the right direction but at the moment I’m not dreaming, I’m thinking about the next game, which is against Chippa in Port Elizabeth,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Association ) : “The only solution is not communication or VAR [video assistant referee]. The only solution is for the SA Football Association [Safa] and the Premier Soccer League [PSL] to make match officials professional‚” “I have been leading in these discussions for a long time, with other coaches following, that professionalisation must come in where everybody is prepared and has a clear target like we do as coaches and players” External link

businessday Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “This question… I will basically not answer it because I have not worked with him,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp explained : “From our side we like to position the camera behind the goalposts so we can’t get a view of the way the team is shifting,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “His work rate is exceptional‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We made a good start but the penalty miss definitely stopped our momentum‚” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “Being 1-0 down is the time when you can see a bit of attitude and a bit of the spirit of the team, and this is really on a high level as we showed to come back in the game‚” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “We are happy and looking forward to the next draw. Now everything is focused on our next game next Sunday against Mamelodi Sundowns‚” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Bernard Parker ) : “It was an entertaining event. We had a good start and missing the penalty is definitely something that sits on your shoulders then two injuries to Kearyn Baccus and Bernard Parker. We lost a little bit [of balance] in that period,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “You don’t see me disappointed and showing it when we don’t get the result. I try to be balanced: it’s about the balance, it’s about the progress,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Kaizer Motaung ) : “It’s just the game we have to play and each and every game with a team like Kaizer Chiefs ... even if you play on the training ground against Moroka Swallows, you have to win, you have to be successful,” “This is the mentality that we try and pump into the brain of everybody that is a part of this team particularly since we started preseason” External link

mg Friday, October 18, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about George Maluleke ) : “We had a long chat on Friday late afternoon at FNB to see how advisable is it to bring George‚ Reeve‚ Samir and Ntiya-Ntiya?” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I am happy with the tour. It was a good part of our preparations for going to the next matches,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “This was to give the young lads some look and feel of the first-team experience,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have a lot to chat about. In certain moments of the game‚ whether you talk about the attacking or the transitions‚ we can do better. Better than we have seen in the second half‚” “I’m not getting carried away. That’s our job as coaches [to remain grounded]” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “These types of clubs don’t play friendlies. This is a test game where the purpose is to score‚ the purpose is not to concede too many over 90 minutes‚” External link

businessday Monday, October 14, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I really could hit myself. I was aware about it‚ he was not ready‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “But if I did what I had in my head‚ I think the fans would have chased me out of the stadium before we started the game‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp noted : “Khama Billiat contributed to the team performance in terms of his transition from attack to defence,” External link

herald Friday, October 4, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m good in mathematics but I’m not good in this counting [to know] in the end what’s necessary or whatever,” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s not my right, but I know inside the club there are probably those who know what is Q1 and how important it is‚” “Of course it increases the budget a little bit‚ but I don’t know exactly how much … but I’m not interested in starting to count points” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We’ve got George out and he’s not available for Tuesday. Nor is Itu Khune and Samir Nurkovic. We can continue and with Dumisani Zuma‚ I don’t quite know‚” “I had to move Reeve Frosler from defence up the field for the last six minutes and he will not be available for Tuesday. That hits us‚ so the priority isn’t about to win three games in a row” External link

businessday Monday, September 30, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “We will assess the two players,” External link

citizen Monday, September 30, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp commented ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “If anyone questions the ability of Akpeyi, I don’t know. He is a fantastic person who’s dedicated to his game. I don’t have any problems in the goalkeeping area at the moment,” External link

citizen Monday, September 30, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Itumeleng Khune ) : “I could hate myself really, I was aware of it if I didn’t do this (field Khune) they would chase me out of the stadium before we start the game,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "I'm very happy with the development of Reeve Frosler coming out of eight nine months where he was sitting on the side," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We didn’t really come into the game. It was a bit surprising for me‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "You should talk to the player. I actually have my own idea in this direction and, ja, the player made his decision and that's it," External link

irishsun Friday, September 13, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m too old to close my ears and what I heard from a certain group, I didn’t think that’s the right support‚” External link

businessday Friday, August 30, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “I’m personally very happy about the competition‚ basically having the SA No 1 and the Nigeria No 1 in the same squad‚” External link

businessday Friday, August 30, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “If you want to go into a Formula One race‚ and if unfortunately you have a Fiat Panda you can’t win‚ you can’t compete‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We had about issues coming into the game but they were absolutely understandable because we had a really pacy game against SuperSport United only 70 hours earlier‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “That doesn’t mean I’m dumping myself into a headache in terms of selection‚” External link

businessday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We still have a long way to go. We’re aware that there will be ups and downs but‚ it’s about the progression of the team over the long season with the players we have‚” “We’ve got a day less to prepare for the Cape Town City game” External link

businessday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It is not unusual that players need a bit more time, and good, I’m very happy about [their progress so far],” External link

modernghana Friday, August 16, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Kaizer Motaung ) : “Khama Billiat, the chairman of the club (Kaizer Motaung), the marketing department and the technical team is aware he came back from the Africa Cup of Nations with an issue on his left knee,” External link

newsday Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Itumeleng Khune ) : “Khune has played 45 minutes in a friendly game‚ then another 60 minutes and this week we will play him for a full 90 minutes‚” “He will be available for selection for the next game” External link

businessday Monday, August 12, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “After our last game (against Highlands Park), we had time to reflect on our defensive work. We have done much better defensively,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Everybody is available for selection. Sometimes players will have to wait for some reason‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We always kept two-and-a-half or three guys upfront where we can have a target and where we can make it dangerous for the opponent‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “There were misunderstandings at times with our combinations‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think we had a good start. A goal came early, and that is what we were looking for‚” External link

businessday Monday, August 5, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have three points and we go to Durban for our home game‚” External link

businessday Monday, August 5, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We had the edge over Highlands Park in quality and had to be patient," External link

afp-en Monday, August 5, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “You play somewhere in a club and you are the hottest chick in the team there. You get a contract here at Chiefs and think you are in paradise. Then you forget about the hard work that is required from you” External link

citizen Friday, August 2, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We have had a good pre-season," External link

irishsun Monday, July 29, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have been very clear‚ and the medical side confirmed it two days ago‚ that ‘Itu’ will definitely be available for selection in August‚” External link

businessday Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “The result is definitely not the one we were looking for,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “No‚ no‚ Kaizer Chiefs made signings‚ Kaizer Chiefs made decisions‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Leonardo Castro ) : “Castro has had a good preseason so far and nothing is going on. There is a lot of talk on the outside. I am very happy with Castro and how he took this preseason and how he contributed into it. There is nothing there. We are not going into the market to sell any players,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I was never confronted with any offer… there is no way to give the go ahead from the technical team to release players like Khama Billiat and other players. We are in front of a season and we have put a lot of thinking, a lot of strategy and there is no way to move into a direction to say Khama can go because the money is coming in. No, at the moment that is very clear” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I am quite satisfied with how our pre-season camp is going so far given the circumstances we find ourselves in with some of our key players missing due to their country duty in the Afcon tournament,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “We have been working hard for the past few days and I’m happy with the response from some of the players. It is good that we do not have any serious injuries and some of the guys who were injured last season are on their way back to full recovery,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “The four new guys have been working hard and we believe they will adapt quickly to our system and hit the ground running because we don’t have much time. We have been working on the players’ mental strength and teamwork which will see them communicate better in all departments,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think that we definitely‚ in general‚ have to sit down and see what’s happening not only in the last months but what’s happening with Kaizer Chiefs probably in the last years‚” “We will definitely have to have a discussion‚ we definitely have to make a decision” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : "I have a contract here. Don't approach me with the 'ifs'," External link

news24 Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : "When you play a derby against Orlando Pirates or a cup final there are no issues and no injuries... no kicks, no flu, nothing. The entire squad is fine" External link

news24 Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Life is always difficult in soccer if you lose a game. It’s not about finishing in a position that you weren’t really targeting‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I do have problems with this questioning [about being favourites],” External link

businessday Monday, April 29, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Until now he has not even trained with any ball involved at all‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Let’s be honest‚ today is nearly the end of April‚ and until now he has not even trained with any ball involved at all,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I haven’t seen him today too” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “In this game I saw many candidates, but definitely Khama deserved it, there’s no doubt about it,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “It promises to be a tough match,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “No, I don’t think so‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We will get the confirmation‚ and the evidence‚ about distance covered‚ about sprints‚ movement off the ball‚” External link

businessday Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Absa Premiership ) : “Bafana’s qualifying for Afcon is good for every team in the Absa Premiership,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Then we are capable of achieving‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I hope it’s not too bad. We will get the full picture from our medical team. Hopefully, a bit of rest will settle the pain,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “The chance‚ had we won [against SuperSport United]‚ would have been a lot bigger to come a lot closer but at the same time you know Orlando Pirates have to go to Black Leopards and you are not winning there easily‚” External link

businessday Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Definitely‚ I saw it already in December‚ with Ngcobo — that he has a huge potential‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : "Congratulations to Magic for their spirit and well organised defending, but we did make it very difficult for ourselves," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We played AmaZulu‚ and Khama Billiat was on the bench. On Saturday, Katsande was on the bench. Probably next week it might be Leonardo Castro on the bench‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Look at the games of a player like Hendrick Ekstein before December 9. It was a game here‚ then 20 minutes there‚ then 60 minutes here‚ and then nothing for three weeks‚” External link

businessday Monday, February 11, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “Akpeyi is available for selection‚ that’s my information as now as we are standing here‚” External link

businessday Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I haven’t really spoken about it at all‚” External link

businessday Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I fully understand. I face the facts. You need goalkeeping‚” External link

businessday Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s a little bit‚ to look into it‚ I always miss one wingback‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp commented : "At least we will be fresh for fixture," External link

nampa Monday, January 21, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp insists : "If there’s any player who struggles to be motivated to do well against the table toppers, they’ll be in the wrong job," "This match is not about league positions. It's about playing the Wits side that’s currently on a high. We will apply all our resources to beat them. We must just convert our chances" External link

news24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We will shift him up front but at the moment‚ against this type of opponent‚ his positioning is‚ I think‚ quite helpful for him,” External link

citizen Friday, December 21, 2018 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It is one game at the time,” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I am glad we have options,” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I wish to have had an opportunity to see Kgotso Moleko again after his performance midweek against SuperSport United,” “We utilised the options we had and I’m glad we didn’t concede at home” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “We are looking forward to the trip to Madagascar. We anticipate a tough game, but we will give it a go. We will do our utmost to proceed to the play-offs,” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We want to take a lead to Madagascar,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Absa Premiership ) : “You feel a sense of relief in the team after the game on Wednesday (Chiefs defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in the Absa Premiership),” “It’s a close call from Wednesday’s game. I think today it’s getting the players refreshed. We will get a good sense of their readiness on Saturday morning. We played with purpose on Wednesday and we will not make too many changes for this encounter” External link

citizen Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We want to take a lead to Madagascar," External link

nampa Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:10:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "After a few games, I then realised that the challenge to save the club was in fact made even more difficult by challenges that were really beyond my control. It was very stressful to manage the situation. This was to be the case until the last game of the season when we survived in the last eight minutes of brilliance," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:29:00 PM EAT



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Muhsin Ertugral told ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : "Firstly, I would like to say that Ernst as much as he had been criticised, he has transformed the team into a title contender, I think he was just unfortunate," External link

news24 Saturday, October 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : "They were almost there. It was just a matter of 30 minutes and I felt so sorry for Ernst Middendorp. Our job is a thankless job," External link

news24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Pitso Mosimane said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “For me personally, not from the club, is to congratulate coach Middendorp for the work done for the season. I think they did very well. The team got a shock therapy and he put his methodology and philosophy and if anybody wants to say it is not the best philosophy then why are they sitting at the top of the log,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Pitso Mosimane said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “As you said, coach Middendorp did not even go to his post-match interview. It’s frustration. We are human beings and expectations are high. It’s madness,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Pitso Mosimane said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “We must remember why Middendorp left South Africa. He was at the disciplinary committee every day. He said the PSL is against him and all that, he was complaining against the referees and now he went to Thailand on honeymoon and he came back and he is benefiting so why should we not talk about it,” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Shaun Bartlett explained ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “He (Middendorp) is around, the invitation that was extended to us was for player captain and assistant coach, so I came,” “I don’t think their (Pirates) assistant coaches are in the country due to pre-season trip overseas for coaching or training whatever” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

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Ernst Middendorp told : “Football is not only played with the physical body. It’s played with the brain, with the mindset,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We know it hasn't been a great season for Khama, but everybody knows that he has huge potential and we can only support him and put him in the next movement, and expect that he can do better," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We know it hasn’t been a great season for Khama, but everybody knows that he has huge potential and we can only support him and put him in the next movement, and expect that he can do better,” External link

herald Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “As expected, very aggressive more and more. I’m saying it is expected because it is a local derby. These gamesArrows against AmaZulu are always special to us. In the end, we took it well, we scored three goals and defended our lead after conceding a penalty in the final stage of the game,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Compliments to both Arrows and AmaZulu for their positions (in the league) they are top four or top three they are doing a fantastic job, no doubt about that. But we want to also come a bit close, we want to be able to say ‘hey, we are also a KwaZulu-Natal team, and we are doing a good job’,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “At this stage it not about the nice football, it is about winning the game. Our target was winning the game and we have done it,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Let’s see, you know why it was a tough match? We contributed to making it a tough match. I don’t understand in particular our core players not doing some stuff in the way that we prepared,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “But I personally think we need to show more intensity over longer periods, especially in the PSL (DStv Premiership) game that’s coming up against TTM (Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila),” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Let’s look at Hlubi. Basically I like him. (But) he’s a guy (who after) scoring a goal, starts doing fancy stuff running out of position, when he should be on the left, he is on the right putting himself in (trouble),” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp explained : “This is some stuff that I think we are lacking a little bit in. He is just an example, I like him, he is quality and he has a lot of ambition but he has to learn to do stuff right,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s definitely for us a certain advantage to be able to use the last seven days to prepare ourselves for this game‚ being fresh from the conditioning side and in a good shape‚” External link

businessday Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Bloemfontein Celtic ) : “It’s [the victory over Celtic] not just for me, but for the entire Maritzburg United institution,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We had several good moments. Going forward we looked good but didn’t manage the game well. That will come with time and confidence. We move on,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “We know it hasn’t been a great season for Khama, but everybody knows that he has huge potential and we can only support him and put him in the next movement, and expect that he can do better,” External link

herald Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “They missed a top chance at the second post, but good, it is part of the game,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m sure the team, individually and collectively will do everything to turn things around and produce a better future,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, December 4, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think you have to realise you do not win games just with the DNA of being a big club. You have to work for it, you have to push yourself at every minute‚” External link

dailymaverick Monday, September 7, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think strategically we had the dominance in the first half with the wide players. And we had a very clear discussion at half time‚ ‘just push forward‚ look for the second goal’‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Ending up with possibilities in our own hands and being second after having over 28 matchdays in the number one position, of course it’s disappointing. Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns and Pitso,” “It’s not my decision (whether I stay or go), other people will decide. I think in this moment we have to recognise that we’re not winning games with the DNA of a big club” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s not my decision, other people will decide. In this moment, we have to recognise that we are not winning games with a DNA of a big club,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Of course we had possibilities in our hands and being second after over 28 match days on position one. Of course it’s disappointing. Congratulations to Sundowns and Pitso. That’s all what I can say at the moment,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : "Our fate was in our hands and we failed so congratulations to Sundowns," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : "Our fate was in our hands and we failed so congratulations to Sundowns," External link

afp-en Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “Kgotso Moleko is definitely a question mark,” External link

citizen Friday, September 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Erick Mathoho ) : "There are some question marks. Moleko is definitely a big question mark. With Erick Mathoho we have to look at how far he will be recovered" External link

news24 Friday, September 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It is about the points now… it’s about winning. I am fully aware of that. It is not about the soccer that Kaizer Chiefs play,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “On our side, we have Baroka, a fantastic team; everybody knows. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have beaten Sundowns, that’s for sure. Our competitor is playing Black Leopards. You have to expect that both opponents will not give something away. It’ll definitely come down to fighting spirit on both fields, on both locations and it is a very unlucky situation that it has to be done behind closed doors,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "Of course I am very happy with the entire team, the technical team and the players that we have," External link

news24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We have Baroka, a fantastic team as everybody knows ... you have to be, otherwise you can't beat Sundowns," "Our competitors [Sundowns] are playing Black Leopards on the same level where you have to expect both opponents will not give anything away at all" External link

news24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I don’t agree, it was not a disappointing game, the mentality, it’s not the greatest football but what we’re talking about is a disaster result,” External link

businessday Monday, August 31, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s a very clear understanding‚ and it’s nice‚ if you want to make mind games or to make sure to talk to other guys about what happened in the past” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He’s a player who’s in the bubble with Kaizer Chiefs and he deserves respect‚” “And despite you not believing it‚ he gets every second working with him my respect in the fullest” External link

businessday Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Willard Katsande ) : “I know stories are there that I don’t like this one and I don’t like that one‚ but we tried to have a ball player‚ in particular‚ because some players were not available‚” “He didn’t play for a long time. [But] I was not unhappy with him‚ definitely not. He’s a player‚ he’s a ball receiver more or less on the same level where we had Willard Katsande” External link

businessday Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We know it’s not a great season from Khama. But everyone knows he has huge potential‚” External link

newsday Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We know it's not a great season from Khama. But everyone knows he has huge potential‚" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We know it's not a great season from Khama. But everyone knows he has huge potential‚" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “With this movement‚ counterattack‚ we had a lot of challenges‚ in particular in the second half‚” “It’s definitely something that we were thinking would be going differently. But‚ OK‚ the show goes on and in three or four days we have the next game” External link

businessday Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We weren’t a very happy team at half-time. Credit to Polokwane City. They caught us sleeping three or four times,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “There is no doubt that Nurkovic is a player who demonstrates the ambition and the spirit you need to influence the teammates around him‚” “It is very important to look into it and he is one of our key players this season. He has made a huge contribution to the position that Kaizer Chiefs are in at the moment” External link

businessday Monday, August 17, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I was busy preparing for this game. I only saw the results at the end of the match. I’m not looking left or right or how Sundowns are playing. That’s not my job. Kaizer Chiefs is paying for a different portfolio,” External link

the-star Monday, August 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I try not to be too emotional because this restart is a totally different position for everybody. It is not about the relief for me, it is about the ambition that Kaizer Chiefs had and set at the beginning of the season,” External link

the-star Monday, August 17, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “At half time we looked at the way City came to us,” External link

citizen Monday, August 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp says : “I understand that some supporters would have preferred certain players,” External link

citizen Monday, August 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “The main point is that we were not in a good situation at half-time, we were lucky to have been 1-0 down, there could have been a second,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “What was important was to stay calm and never give up while trying to find solutions. And I think we deserved to come out with the full points which is what we wanted today,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Gavin Hunt ) : "I can put it in the same way as my colleague before [Gavin Hunt] reflected it to Monare. It’s the same," External link

news24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “It was our first game in five months,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mike Makaab ) : “I was profoundly sad when I learnt of Mr Mike Mokoena’s death‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Just to give you a bit of insight. I think Khama is not happy about coming on as a substitute into the last game, and I can see it on the (training) field too that he is moving,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

modernghana Monday, April 20, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, April 20, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” External link

africa-newsroom Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We need to get creative in discussing certain scenarios to finish the season successfully — using neutral venues‚ playing double-headers to get more games in per week than usual‚ playing games without supporters‚ and so on‚” “This is a unique situation. But we need to be professional to protect the players adequately. It goes without saying‚ as coaches and as players‚ we want to play games‚ not only because we love playing but also we want to win trophies” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “From the beginning, was just too casual. We spoke about it during the week. I was hoping everybody understood the message,” External link

herald Monday, March 9, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have seen everybody giving advice. And I must say it was sometimes interesting‚” External link

businessday Monday, March 2, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “Compliments‚ not because of the result‚ because we have seen a great performance from Daniel Akpeyi over months‚” External link

businessday Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “That’s the job we are in as coaches — it backfires‚” “If you really think so far, that it might backfire, then go and sell insurance or do something else” External link

businessday Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : "Daniel was brilliant, but I am very proud of all my players," External link

namibian Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “Daniel was brilliant, but I am very proud of all my players,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s a very tough decision. Everybody should respect it at the end of the day. And that’s it‚” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : "Daniel was brilliant, but I am very proud of all my players," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I have been realistic all the way since arriving in December 2018, which was in position nine,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “It is a run of unfortunate decisions if you start from the game we lost against SuperSport United in the league‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We will take it in the spirit of football and move on. We will remain calm‚ keep our focus and prepare for the next match‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Both teams played under unfavourable conditions‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It was one of those games where we did everything to win but it was not to be‚” “Highlands Park brought their A-game to us and we couldn’t unlock them to create enough chances to score” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “The next game is Saturday and we need to be concentrated on that‚” External link

businessday Monday, February 24, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “The shoot-out in the end, not to qualify it was a bit of a situation where the team that had a bit more luck and was a bit tougher made it,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “They will all be on the field,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Cardoso ) : “I think the referees will know which players. If not, I can highlight it again. It is Cardoso, Frosler and Manyama,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “For us, the indication about who’s playing or how we make the decision is from what is happening here on the [training] field,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp admitted : “It’s definitely difficult to process this result‚” External link

businessday Monday, February 17, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “But it was not a game where we said ‘poor performance’. Definitely not,” “Unfortunately‚ we seem to have it against this team [Maritzburg]. The first goal in the semifinal was from a huge mistake and the goal in December came from a huge mistake” External link

businessday Monday, February 17, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We are definitely very pleased to have Khama [back]. That was our intention taking him out from December 22‚ and taking him out for a long time‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We were a bit too casual in the first half, I am referring to a chance for Manyama, and a chance for Samir (Nurkovic). These types of chances against a team that is, fully understandably, going all out to defend and to wait for a mistake, you must pick up one or both of these possibilities,” “We didn’t and it is a bit more difficult with every minute when you play against these deep-sitting teams. Other PSL teams will tell you how difficult it is, they have not even qualified (for the next round),” External link

citizen Monday, February 10, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “We are very pleased to have Khama back, our intention was to take him out in December for a long time, and today is 8 February. We have seen he is quick, has a good touch, and his sprinting is 100%. But he has been out for such a long time, and we are following certain models, whether he plays 35 minutes or 60,” External link

citizen Monday, February 10, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “Why should I go back, life is fantastic. There is a bigger problem here and I think, being 61, allows me to say we need to start with more positive thinking,” “I think the whole of society is wanting in this” External link

citizen Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Lorenzo Gordinho ) : "We've had a few players leave, Kabelo (Mahlasela) to Polokwane City and Lorenzo (Gordinho) to Bidvest Wits, and with James Kotei we needed the (foreign) space," External link

kenyastar Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Siyabonga Ngezana, I’m very happy with him,” External link

citizen Monday, January 27, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “The results are a sign of our confidence. It’s all about doing the basics‚” “This might surprise you, but I think our best game of the three since the new year was the loss to SuperSport. It is not always the result that tells us what happens on the field” External link

businessday Monday, January 13, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s unbelievable‚ probably it was my fault‚ I don’t know — until May I even didn’t know he was able to speak English in a proper way‚” External link

businessday Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : "If you know your contract is coming to an end in June, six months into it, you should perform to make it happen for yourself staying here at Kaizer Chiefs and secondly, putting yourself in a positive position," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "It’s always about negotiations and we know it. We are in this business in terms of coaches or players too who sign contracts over one year or two years and negotiations come - and it’s always performance-related. I think the players being in this role, being in this position, are all experienced. Most of them are having a position in the team. I don’t think it will influence them in a negative way," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : "And it should be discussed inside. I think it is not fair at all discussing it in public. Inside, behind closed doors, we have very clear ideas about how far we will go doing everything to keep a player or probably thinking about other directions," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Anthony Akumu ) : “You saw this player who went to Cape Town City, everyone was jubilating (sic) – ‘He’s a free player…’ but, he’s not. He has another two-year contract [with Baroka], so it will be very interesting to see how (Akumu signing) pans out,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Anthony Akumu ) : “You saw this player who went to Cape Town City, everyone was jubilating (sic) – ‘He’s a free player…’ but, he’s not. He has another two-year contract [with Baroka], so it will be very interesting to see how (Akumu signing) pans out,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp responded : "I don't know, what are you saying? But who has been number-one this season? Let's not talk about other players," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I know him by name and you must understand that he is nearly 20 years younger than me‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “This means he came into another era because I left Germany years ago,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s nice to have two Germans coaching the Soweto derby‚ we are global players as coaches‚” “It doesn’t matter if it is a South African coach‚ [or] you are coming from Zambia or from Zimbabwe — because we are [all] global players” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “You are coming with a specific question but I am not giving comments in that direction. I have not been approached and it is fine‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We want to keep the momentum. We want to keep working hard in each and every game. The team is well aware of this. We have already started with preparations for the next match. The last match of the year is the most important agenda point for us,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “At the moment we have only turned in the direction to say ‘Okay, what was said in August on the opening day of the league, we should’ve probably taken this guy seriously’. What was said is now a period to show we are in the competition,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “The first half, I think we had a huge attitude issue,” External link

businessday Monday, December 9, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Entertaining game, I think the number of goals is good for supporters, there’s no doubt about it. First half I think we had a huge attitude issue, not really in the game, we didn’t want to move like we should, could be,” External link

citizen Monday, December 9, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp explained ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “As I said, he is not injured, he is in training now we have to make a decision about who now from a point of competitiveness is best prepared for this game we have on Saturday evening. It is Daniel Akpeyi and it is him who will play. The second best prepared at the moment is Bruce Bvuma and he will be the second goalkeeper,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I was quite irritated to hear some comments inside the club which were totally confusing,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He came back despite this and played in Zambia and it was not possible (to get him ready to play against Maritzburg United). We tried on Saturday afternoon with a late (fitness) test, but it was impossible to bring him in,” External link

zimeye Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “We have been observing Khama since his return from national duty… He trained yesterday and looked better than last week. We will monitor him before making a decision on his fitness,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He came back despite this and played in Zambia and it was not possible (to get him ready to play against Maritzburg United). We tried on Saturday afternoon with a late (fitness) test, but it was impossible to bring him in,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He came back despite this and played in Zambia and it was not possible (to get him ready to play against Maritzburg United). We tried on Saturday afternoon with a late (fitness) test, but it was impossible to bring him in,” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "It's upsetting, he already went to the national team with a tight hamstring and there is nothing we can do," "He played with pain against Botswana and played against Zambia (last week). It was not going to be possible. We tried, but it was impossible to bring him in" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "It's upsetting, he already went to the national team with a tight hamstring and there is nothing we can do," "He played with pain against Botswana and played against Zambia (last week). It was not going to be possible. We tried, but it was impossible to bring him in" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s bit a of a disappointing situation and not expected. We definitely have not taken our role as being the favourites‚ having maybe a bit more individual quality‚” External link

businessday Monday, November 25, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Congratulations to Maritzburg United, I think a deserved win, there’s no doubt about it. After we conceded 1-0 in the first-half, absolutely challenges with our defence despite we were sometimes two against one, three against one,” External link

citizen Monday, November 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : "Yeah, it's definitely something as we know his last game was a few weeks ago. He trained now fully in the international break, and particularly the entire week now," External link

irishsun Friday, November 22, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He (Khune) is training and trying to come closer (to playing),” “At a certain time I will see what he is delivering but I am waiting for feedback from the goalkeeper coaching department to say how far away he is at the moment. We are managing one game now (against Maritzburg) and it is not possible to think about Khune” External link

citizen Friday, November 22, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He is coming from a four week injury lay-off and having been sidelined for 10 or 11 months at (Bidvest) Wits before coming into our setup. Yagan Sasman played in the NFD in the last year and was not with us in the beginning, I have to consider all that. It is our duty to pay attention individually to these players to bring them to the same level and start all together on the 17th when all the players are back into full training,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m not really interested in this‚” External link

businessday Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “He is a grown-up and has always performed‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I had a lot of chats [with Nurković] in May already‚ using my networks [in Europe] and getting information‚” “He’s so full of confidence‚ so full of convincing contribution to discussions … how he would like play and to see where he is so far” External link

businessday Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We seem to be heading in the right direction but at the moment I’m not dreaming, I’m thinking about the next game, which is against Chippa in Port Elizabeth,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Association ) : “The only solution is not communication or VAR [video assistant referee]. The only solution is for the SA Football Association [Safa] and the Premier Soccer League [PSL] to make match officials professional‚” “I have been leading in these discussions for a long time, with other coaches following, that professionalisation must come in where everybody is prepared and has a clear target like we do as coaches and players” External link

businessday Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “This question… I will basically not answer it because I have not worked with him,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp explained : “From our side we like to position the camera behind the goalposts so we can’t get a view of the way the team is shifting,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “His work rate is exceptional‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We made a good start but the penalty miss definitely stopped our momentum‚” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “Being 1-0 down is the time when you can see a bit of attitude and a bit of the spirit of the team, and this is really on a high level as we showed to come back in the game‚” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “We are happy and looking forward to the next draw. Now everything is focused on our next game next Sunday against Mamelodi Sundowns‚” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told ( about Bernard Parker ) : “It was an entertaining event. We had a good start and missing the penalty is definitely something that sits on your shoulders then two injuries to Kearyn Baccus and Bernard Parker. We lost a little bit [of balance] in that period,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “You don’t see me disappointed and showing it when we don’t get the result. I try to be balanced: it’s about the balance, it’s about the progress,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Kaizer Motaung ) : “It’s just the game we have to play and each and every game with a team like Kaizer Chiefs ... even if you play on the training ground against Moroka Swallows, you have to win, you have to be successful,” “This is the mentality that we try and pump into the brain of everybody that is a part of this team particularly since we started preseason” External link

mg Friday, October 18, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about George Maluleke ) : “We had a long chat on Friday late afternoon at FNB to see how advisable is it to bring George‚ Reeve‚ Samir and Ntiya-Ntiya?” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I am happy with the tour. It was a good part of our preparations for going to the next matches,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “This was to give the young lads some look and feel of the first-team experience,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have a lot to chat about. In certain moments of the game‚ whether you talk about the attacking or the transitions‚ we can do better. Better than we have seen in the second half‚” “I’m not getting carried away. That’s our job as coaches [to remain grounded]” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “These types of clubs don’t play friendlies. This is a test game where the purpose is to score‚ the purpose is not to concede too many over 90 minutes‚” External link

businessday Monday, October 14, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I really could hit myself. I was aware about it‚ he was not ready‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “But if I did what I had in my head‚ I think the fans would have chased me out of the stadium before we started the game‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp noted : “Khama Billiat contributed to the team performance in terms of his transition from attack to defence,” External link

herald Friday, October 4, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m good in mathematics but I’m not good in this counting [to know] in the end what’s necessary or whatever,” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s not my right, but I know inside the club there are probably those who know what is Q1 and how important it is‚” “Of course it increases the budget a little bit‚ but I don’t know exactly how much … but I’m not interested in starting to count points” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We’ve got George out and he’s not available for Tuesday. Nor is Itu Khune and Samir Nurkovic. We can continue and with Dumisani Zuma‚ I don’t quite know‚” “I had to move Reeve Frosler from defence up the field for the last six minutes and he will not be available for Tuesday. That hits us‚ so the priority isn’t about to win three games in a row” External link

businessday Monday, September 30, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “We will assess the two players,” External link

citizen Monday, September 30, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp commented ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “If anyone questions the ability of Akpeyi, I don’t know. He is a fantastic person who’s dedicated to his game. I don’t have any problems in the goalkeeping area at the moment,” External link

citizen Monday, September 30, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Itumeleng Khune ) : “I could hate myself really, I was aware of it if I didn’t do this (field Khune) they would chase me out of the stadium before we start the game,” External link

citizen Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "I'm very happy with the development of Reeve Frosler coming out of eight nine months where he was sitting on the side," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We didn’t really come into the game. It was a bit surprising for me‚” External link

businessday Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "You should talk to the player. I actually have my own idea in this direction and, ja, the player made his decision and that's it," External link

irishsun Friday, September 13, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I’m too old to close my ears and what I heard from a certain group, I didn’t think that’s the right support‚” External link

businessday Friday, August 30, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “I’m personally very happy about the competition‚ basically having the SA No 1 and the Nigeria No 1 in the same squad‚” External link

businessday Friday, August 30, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “If you want to go into a Formula One race‚ and if unfortunately you have a Fiat Panda you can’t win‚ you can’t compete‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We had about issues coming into the game but they were absolutely understandable because we had a really pacy game against SuperSport United only 70 hours earlier‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “That doesn’t mean I’m dumping myself into a headache in terms of selection‚” External link

businessday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We still have a long way to go. We’re aware that there will be ups and downs but‚ it’s about the progression of the team over the long season with the players we have‚” “We’ve got a day less to prepare for the Cape Town City game” External link

businessday Monday, August 26, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It is not unusual that players need a bit more time, and good, I’m very happy about [their progress so far],” External link

modernghana Friday, August 16, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Kaizer Motaung ) : “Khama Billiat, the chairman of the club (Kaizer Motaung), the marketing department and the technical team is aware he came back from the Africa Cup of Nations with an issue on his left knee,” External link

newsday Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Itumeleng Khune ) : “Khune has played 45 minutes in a friendly game‚ then another 60 minutes and this week we will play him for a full 90 minutes‚” “He will be available for selection for the next game” External link

businessday Monday, August 12, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “After our last game (against Highlands Park), we had time to reflect on our defensive work. We have done much better defensively,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Everybody is available for selection. Sometimes players will have to wait for some reason‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We always kept two-and-a-half or three guys upfront where we can have a target and where we can make it dangerous for the opponent‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “There were misunderstandings at times with our combinations‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think we had a good start. A goal came early, and that is what we were looking for‚” External link

businessday Monday, August 5, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have three points and we go to Durban for our home game‚” External link

businessday Monday, August 5, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We had the edge over Highlands Park in quality and had to be patient," External link

afp-en Monday, August 5, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “You play somewhere in a club and you are the hottest chick in the team there. You get a contract here at Chiefs and think you are in paradise. Then you forget about the hard work that is required from you” External link

citizen Friday, August 2, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We have had a good pre-season," External link

irishsun Monday, July 29, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We have been very clear‚ and the medical side confirmed it two days ago‚ that ‘Itu’ will definitely be available for selection in August‚” External link

businessday Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “The result is definitely not the one we were looking for,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “No‚ no‚ Kaizer Chiefs made signings‚ Kaizer Chiefs made decisions‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Leonardo Castro ) : “Castro has had a good preseason so far and nothing is going on. There is a lot of talk on the outside. I am very happy with Castro and how he took this preseason and how he contributed into it. There is nothing there. We are not going into the market to sell any players,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I was never confronted with any offer… there is no way to give the go ahead from the technical team to release players like Khama Billiat and other players. We are in front of a season and we have put a lot of thinking, a lot of strategy and there is no way to move into a direction to say Khama can go because the money is coming in. No, at the moment that is very clear” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I am quite satisfied with how our pre-season camp is going so far given the circumstances we find ourselves in with some of our key players missing due to their country duty in the Afcon tournament,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “We have been working hard for the past few days and I’m happy with the response from some of the players. It is good that we do not have any serious injuries and some of the guys who were injured last season are on their way back to full recovery,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “The four new guys have been working hard and we believe they will adapt quickly to our system and hit the ground running because we don’t have much time. We have been working on the players’ mental strength and teamwork which will see them communicate better in all departments,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I think that we definitely‚ in general‚ have to sit down and see what’s happening not only in the last months but what’s happening with Kaizer Chiefs probably in the last years‚” “We will definitely have to have a discussion‚ we definitely have to make a decision” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : "I have a contract here. Don't approach me with the 'ifs'," External link

news24 Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : "When you play a derby against Orlando Pirates or a cup final there are no issues and no injuries... no kicks, no flu, nothing. The entire squad is fine" External link

news24 Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Life is always difficult in soccer if you lose a game. It’s not about finishing in a position that you weren’t really targeting‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I do have problems with this questioning [about being favourites],” External link

businessday Monday, April 29, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Until now he has not even trained with any ball involved at all‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “Let’s be honest‚ today is nearly the end of April‚ and until now he has not even trained with any ball involved at all,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I haven’t seen him today too” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “In this game I saw many candidates, but definitely Khama deserved it, there’s no doubt about it,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “It promises to be a tough match,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “No, I don’t think so‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We will get the confirmation‚ and the evidence‚ about distance covered‚ about sprints‚ movement off the ball‚” External link

businessday Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Absa Premiership ) : “Bafana’s qualifying for Afcon is good for every team in the Absa Premiership,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Then we are capable of achieving‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp told : “I hope it’s not too bad. We will get the full picture from our medical team. Hopefully, a bit of rest will settle the pain,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “The chance‚ had we won [against SuperSport United]‚ would have been a lot bigger to come a lot closer but at the same time you know Orlando Pirates have to go to Black Leopards and you are not winning there easily‚” External link

businessday Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Definitely‚ I saw it already in December‚ with Ngcobo — that he has a huge potential‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : "Congratulations to Magic for their spirit and well organised defending, but we did make it very difficult for ourselves," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We played AmaZulu‚ and Khama Billiat was on the bench. On Saturday, Katsande was on the bench. Probably next week it might be Leonardo Castro on the bench‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “Look at the games of a player like Hendrick Ekstein before December 9. It was a game here‚ then 20 minutes there‚ then 60 minutes here‚ and then nothing for three weeks‚” External link

businessday Monday, February 11, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Daniel Akpeyi ) : “Akpeyi is available for selection‚ that’s my information as now as we are standing here‚” External link

businessday Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I haven’t really spoken about it at all‚” External link

businessday Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I fully understand. I face the facts. You need goalkeeping‚” External link

businessday Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It’s a little bit‚ to look into it‚ I always miss one wingback‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Ernst Middendorp commented : "At least we will be fresh for fixture," External link

nampa Monday, January 21, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp insists : "If there’s any player who struggles to be motivated to do well against the table toppers, they’ll be in the wrong job," "This match is not about league positions. It's about playing the Wits side that’s currently on a high. We will apply all our resources to beat them. We must just convert our chances" External link

news24 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We will shift him up front but at the moment‚ against this type of opponent‚ his positioning is‚ I think‚ quite helpful for him,” External link

citizen Friday, December 21, 2018 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “It is one game at the time,” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I am glad we have options,” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “I wish to have had an opportunity to see Kgotso Moleko again after his performance midweek against SuperSport United,” “We utilised the options we had and I’m glad we didn’t concede at home” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp added : “We are looking forward to the trip to Madagascar. We anticipate a tough game, but we will give it a go. We will do our utmost to proceed to the play-offs,” External link

citizen Monday, December 17, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : “We want to take a lead to Madagascar,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said ( about Absa Premiership ) : “You feel a sense of relief in the team after the game on Wednesday (Chiefs defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in the Absa Premiership),” “It’s a close call from Wednesday’s game. I think today it’s getting the players refreshed. We will get a good sense of their readiness on Saturday morning. We played with purpose on Wednesday and we will not make too many changes for this encounter” External link

citizen Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "We want to take a lead to Madagascar," External link

nampa Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:10:00 PM EAT

Ernst Middendorp said : "After a few games, I then realised that the challenge to save the club was in fact made even more difficult by challenges that were really beyond my control. It was very stressful to manage the situation. This was to be the case until the last game of the season when we survived in the last eight minutes of brilliance," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:29:00 PM EAT



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Muhsin Ertugral told ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : "Firstly, I would like to say that Ernst as much as he had been criticised, he has transformed the team into a title contender, I think he was just unfortunate," External link

news24 Saturday, October 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Komphela said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : "They were almost there. It was just a matter of 30 minutes and I felt so sorry for Ernst Middendorp. Our job is a thankless job," External link

news24 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Pitso Mosimane said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “For me personally, not from the club, is to congratulate coach Middendorp for the work done for the season. I think they did very well. The team got a shock therapy and he put his methodology and philosophy and if anybody wants to say it is not the best philosophy then why are they sitting at the top of the log,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Pitso Mosimane said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “As you said, coach Middendorp did not even go to his post-match interview. It’s frustration. We are human beings and expectations are high. It’s madness,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Pitso Mosimane said ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “We must remember why Middendorp left South Africa. He was at the disciplinary committee every day. He said the PSL is against him and all that, he was complaining against the referees and now he went to Thailand on honeymoon and he came back and he is benefiting so why should we not talk about it,” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Shaun Bartlett explained ( about Ernst Middendorp ) : “He (Middendorp) is around, the invitation that was extended to us was for player captain and assistant coach, so I came,” “I don’t think their (Pirates) assistant coaches are in the country due to pre-season trip overseas for coaching or training whatever” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT