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Zwane Opens Up On CAFCL Race After Disappointing Gallants Draw

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane admits they have made things harder for themselves in their quest to secure CAF Champions League football next season.

Amakhosi are two points behind third-placed SuperSport United and second-placed Orlando Pirates – who now occupy the Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup spots respectively.

This after their 1-1 draw against Gallants on Saturday evening, where a defensive lapse of concentration saw Ranga Chivaviro secure a point for the visitors by canceling out Ashley du Preez’ early opener.

“Look there’s five more games, there’s a lot to play for, anything can happen – there’s a lot of teams fighting to avoid relegation, teams that want to be in the top-eight so there’s no easy games for anyone,” Zwane said in the post-match press conference at FNB Stadium.

“Ya, we could have grabbed maximum points from this one, it’s one of those, we just have to go back and prepare ourselves for the next one – which will be after the cup game, so yeah, we won’t give up, this is football and you sometimes find yourself in this situation.

“We always put ourselves in this situation where we could have made it much better for us – it’s all up to us, we need to play SuperSport, it’s a game of football and we can do better. It will test our character from now on going forward.”

Chiefs now turn their attention to the Nedbank Cup quarter-final against Royal AM at Chatsworth Stadium next weekend – before an away trip to in-form Sekhukhune United.

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.