diskidaily.co.zaArthur Zwane Calls Out Kaizer Chiefs Players for Inability to Adapt Rapidly

Arthur Zwane Calls Out Kaizer Chiefs Players for Inability to Adapt Rapidly

Arthur Zwane cites inconsistent performances and results due to some players’ inability to adapt at Kaizer Chiefs this season.

Kaizer Chiefs splurged in the transfer market like there’s no tomorrow, bringing in a whopping 10 new faces. But it seems that not all of these big-money signings have found their stride at the club yet.

“Take Siyethemba Sithebe for instance, he hit the ground running like a symphony but then suddenly lost his tune and dropped down the rankings.”

While Sithebe and Ashley du Preez are starting to look like seasoned veterans, George Matlou is still struggling to keep up. This puts extra pressure on Zwane, who is tasked with finding the team’s unique style and restoring their former glory.

Chiefs have fans everywhere in South Africa, but their inconsistent performance has been a letdown for these passionate supporters. It’s not often that the team plays “away” since their fans fill up the stadium, but they’ve been consistently underwhelming.

“Adaptation is key when it comes to players,” Zwane muses. “Some have an easier time adjusting, while others struggle. Being a Chiefs player comes with its own unique challenges, and it’s up to the coaching staff to help these players settle in and understand what’s expected of them.”

“The times, they are a changing’,” Zwane says with a grin. “Let’s not dwell on the past, shall we? Players today have a different way of handling pressure compared to the olden days.”

Chiefs’ inconsistent play has seen them miss out on the MTN8 and rule themselves out of the Premiership title race.

Their new goal for the season is to secure a second place finish in the league standings and take home the coveted Nedbank Cup trophy.

Arthur Zwane Calls Out Kaizer Chiefs Players for Inability to Adapt Rapidly

The league campaign, which currently has Chiefs sitting in fifth place with 28 points, a mere four points behind second-placed SuperSport United, is taking a break until next weekend.

This Friday, however, Chiefs will be putting their focus on the Nedbank Cup last-32 match against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Despite having a large following in Pietermaritzburg, it’s hard to say if Chiefs will dominate both on the pitch and in the stands given their performance this season. Nevertheless, their fans will still be hoping for a win.

Zwane is wary of Maritzburg’s potential and thinks they’ll prove to be a tougher challenge than many anticipate.

“They’re no pushovers, that’s for sure. But we’re going into this match with one goal in mind: to grind out a result and make it to the next round,” says Zwane. “No, it won’t be handed to us on a silver platter. Maritzburg is a solid team, so we need to bring our A-game to advance.”

Unfortunately, Chiefs’ roller-coaster season has also been impacted by injuries, with Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana set to miss the match at Harry Gwala Stadium. However, new signing Christian Saile Basomboli is expected to step up and fill the void, having already made a strong impression.

“We’ve had some near misses in terms of scoring opportunities, but we’ll do better. That’s what gives us confidence that we’re on the right track,” Zwane adds optimistically.







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