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Kaizer Chiefs coach Zwane dropped a derogatory remarks about Chiefs players.

Arthur Zwane

After finishing outside the continental club tournaments for the second season in a row, Kaizer Chiefs caretaker coach Arthur Zwane emphasized the need for substantial reforms at the club.

Amakhosi have been reduced to bridesmaids in a domestic era where fierce rivals Mamelodi Sundowns have controlled the roost, with no title to show for seven seasons.

Chiefs finished a poor season in fourth place with 47 points from 30 games, and they are expected to be passed by Royal AM, who have two games in hand.

Sundowns began the season by winning the MTN8, then went on to win the league title with four games to spare, and are on track to complete a trifecta if they defeat Marumo Gallants in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday.

“I can say things that people might see differently. Others might say I think I know too much or I am too harsh on players. But the reality we know and it is that we didn’t have good enough players to play for this team,” Zwane said after Chiefs’ 2-2 draw in their final league game against Swallows on Saturday.

“We have players at this club who are not good enough. You can’t continue repeating the same mistakes, I asked before: Are we improving? It kills the coaches as if the coaches are not preparing the players. Look at the goals we have been conceding.

“We are not creating enough scoring opportunities. Look at this match against Swallows. We were too flat. Those are the things that talk to us as a club to see going forward who should be part of the team and who should not.”

Zwane stated that the team has been coddling underperforming players and that the Chiefs must be cautious about who they recruit.

“I think we have been nursing some of the players’ feelings for far too long and things have to change. It is a case of introspection when you look at the game and where the game is today.

“As a club of Kaizer Chiefs’ calibre, it [is an issue of] the people we have brought here in the past. In terms of playing personnel, in terms of coaches as well as whether they understood the pressure and way they should have done things to help the team.

“Right now I am in the thick of things and I can see why we have all these challenges.” Per Soweton Live

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