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Amakhosi bosses tell Zwane to win trophies

Coach assured of support, new players

Sihle Ndebele Journalist
New Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane, left, with the club's football manager Bobby Motaung, head of development Molefi Ntseki, sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr and assistant coach Dillon Sheppard.
New Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane, left, with the club's football manager Bobby Motaung, head of development Molefi Ntseki, sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr and assistant coach Dillon Sheppard.
Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has been told to win trophies from the word go.

This was revealed by Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung at FNB Stadium, where Zwane was confirmed as the club's full-time coach on a three-year deal, on Thursday. Motaung made it clear the mandate for Zwane was to start delivering cups as early as the 2022/23 season. Zwane, whose nickname was “10111", finished the season as Amakhosi mentor on a caretaker basis after taking over from Stuart Baxter last month.

“The mandate is clear, we need to win trophies and bring back the style of Chiefs when we play. As the club we want to win trophies early as we start next season,” Motaung said.

“Arthur and Dillon [Sheppard, who will be the assistant coach] have been part of the process of what we've been trying to achieve. They know the challenges we're facing... there's a drought in the [trophy] cabinet. The supporters are looking to achieve something in terms of trophies. They've been part of the system, so they know this [their appointment] is about success and achieving.”

Amakhosi's football manager also emphasised that they will give Zwane and Sheppard all the support they need.

“We're investing in other aspects as well. They'll be getting players they require and they'll be getting the technical support that they'll need. We'll be supporting them with everything,” noted Motaung.

“The news of new signings will happen at the right time. Today we're only announcing the coaches. The coaches have been part and parcel of the acquisitions coming in and the players leaving. We'll announce all that in due course,” said Motaung.  

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