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Zwane On His Chiefs Future After Demotion

Former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane says he is still committed to the club after being redeployed into the development side.

Zwane rose through the ranks from coaching within the youth structures to assume the role as head coach after over a decade of investment, following his retirement as a player back in 2010.

And with over 20 years of service, his rise to the Amakhosi hot seat wasn’t the fairytale he had hoped for.

He was replaced by Molefi Ntseki in the off-season and eventually moved away from the first team completely after Ntseki was sacked earlier this month.

“I can’t talk about it, I will always leave these types of discussions to the team – why do I leave it to them? I’m an employee of Kaizer Chiefs and they will make an announcement when the time is right, but I am still part and parcel of the team,” he explained when asked by iDiski Times about the recent reshuffle.

“I wouldn’t like to comment on it until I am given permission by the club to comment about it. Obviously [I will now be] in a different position but I can’t comment until the club says ‘Arthur this is where you are’ Do you understand what I’m saying? My commitment will always be there for me, I will always be Khosi.”

Zwane went on to hail Dr. Kaizer Motaung who was inducted into the South African Hall of Fame this week for his immense contributions to football and society, forming the club in his mid-20s to become one of the biggest institutions in African football.

Derrick Spencer and Arthur Zwane during the South African Hall of Fame Legends Lunch at FNB Stadium in Soweto on the 16 November 2023 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

“For me personally, I’m happy for the Chairman, this is one thing that we’ll cherish forever, remember forever because a giant was inducted into the hall of fame,” Zwane said.

“He changed so many lives – in a positive way, when you look at the impact he’s made over the years, that alone tells you how humble he is. God has blessed him enough to see all these things.

“A lot of people get inducted into the hall of fame when they are no more – so we’re just blessed the Chairman is alive and kicking and his contribution is immense, as you can see all the legends were here, different generations contributing positively so that was great.”

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.
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