Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane has revealed what qualities future signings of the club must have in order to make it at a club of their caliber.
Zwane, alongside Dillon Sheppard have taken over from Stuart Baxter after the Englishman parted ways with Amakhosi.
While it remains to be seen whether the duo will also be given the job permanently, Zwane has sent out several messages about the upcoming revamp of the squad.
10111, as he is affectionally known, has insisted Chiefs must look for skilful players, who have the drive and self-belief to take the club back to it’s glory days, while also being able to help the team improve on the style of play to vow the fans.
“Obviously we need to get players of high quality, good technically and tactically good on and off the ball, with high endurance capacity and also very arrogant on the ball,” Zwane told reporters.
“Whether that is a defender or offensive midfielder or a striker, we need players who believe in themselves because as a club we can’t be playing football that will be boring.
“We want people to come to the stadium. We have a massive following and we have to please those people, we have to make sure that we balance at the same time in terms of getting the results.
“So if we are to have players that have low self esteem and they don’t have that self-belief that they can do things and can make things happen, those are the players not for Kaizer Chiefs.
“We want players who will demand winning, we want players who will have that eagerness and also players who will be willing to express themselves.
“We’ll give them that freedom to expect to express themselves within the structure of Kaizer Chiefs in terms of game approach. So yeah, we keep hunting as a club, we keep hunting until we get the right players.
“Unfortunately there are not too many because others might find that they [are] good in terms of skills but they don’t have the character of playing for a team of Kaizer Chiefs’ caliber and the demands that comes with the responsibility of playing for this club.
“We’ll keep hunting, with the hope that we can get a few players that can add value to the club and we will build from. We will make life easy also for the incoming coach, Kaizer Chiefs’ pillars will be in place and he’ll enjoy working with whoever he’ll be working with in the club.”
While Zwane and Chiefs have been coy to talk about any new players coming in, Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker confirmed that Zitha Kwinika, who was named the club’s Footballer of the Season, will return to his boyhood club.
In addition, Amakhosi are also working on a deal to bring Stellies striker Ashley Du Preez to Naturena, as reported by iDiski Times journalist Lorenz Kohler.