Arthur Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs’ assistant coach, made a startling claim about the team’s victory over Maritzburg.
Following the side’s 2-0 win over Maritzburg United, Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane revealed one troubling element.
The AmaKhosi defeated the Team of Choice in their final DStv Premiership match of the year, thanks to goals from Khama Billiat and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
Zwane was concerned by the team’s poor start in the first and second half, despite the three points and clean sheet they earned.
“Their approach was exactly what we planned for and that’s why we managed to deal with it first-half. I think we started very slow. For about 20 minutes they were on top of us,” Zwane told SuperSport after the game.
“We needed to get that goal to break the ice and then we settled a bit. And as soon we were settled, we started playing much better because we wanted to keep the ball. When we keep the ball and right for the right moment to attack and Khama was always availing himself.
“Phathu (Nange) was a bit flat for obvious reasons but he was playing in patches. At one point whenever he was on the ball we knew that he was going to give us something. It was good that we went into half-time leading 1-0.
“Second half I think also we started very slow again which was a worrying factor and as soon as they missed, I think they hit the upright then it was more like a wakeup call.
“The boys started playing again and putting their foot on the ball and we started creating chances. We knew that bringing Mshini, Happy and Sekgota they would be a little bit flat and we could capitalise on that. And ja we managed to get the second goal. In the end, Happy could have buried that one and killed the game off. We were just unfortunate, Khama in a one on one situation, Keegan as well.
“At some point they were also on top of us in the second half and 15 minutes of the second half they could have gotten something. But I think the defence was switched on and we managed to keep a clean sheet.”