‘Not in the way of the Kaizer Chiefs,’ says Zwane, but happy with three points
Kaizer Chiefs manager Arthur Zwane admitted his side did not give fans what they expected in the DStv Premiership 1-0 win over Sekhukhune United at Emirates Airlines Park on Saturday afternoon.
Amakhosi won thanks to Ramahlwe Mphahlele’s goal in the first half but struggled to give an admirable performance on the day.
Zwane has always preached that he wants the Chiefs to return to their traditional playing, which is sprinkled with style. But on Saturday they found the game tough and he couldn’t deliver a performance worth talking about.
In fact, the match at one point was so boring that it was saved by the vibrant singing and dancing of the fans in the stands.
“We started well, we controlled the game and dictated the terms. But at some points we played in patches until we reached the goal. After the goal we regained control, “said Zwane at the end of the match.
“After the break we knew they were going to bring in players with an offensive mentality because they were chasing the game. We had to prepare for this knowing that the game would open and we created opportunities even if we didn’t take advantage of them. The good thing is, we didn’t give in to the pressure they were building up on us.
“It was a poor performance, especially in the second half. This is not how the Kaizer Chiefs are supposed to play football. We want to be in control and dominate the game, create scoring chances. When we lose the ball we want to counterattack and quickly regain possession ”.
But all is not lost, as Zwane just played six games to redirect the Amakhosi ship which many thought was going in the wrong direction under the former mentor. Stuart Baxter.
“But as I said, we played in patches. However, we will take the three points. We will credit the kids for making a big change.
“Sekhukhune pushed us to the limit and unfortunately for them they didn’t take the chances they had, and we also didn’t take some of the chances we created. But we managed one from a standstill ”.
On Saturday, Amakhosi will conclude their league season with an exciting match against rivals Soweto Swallows FC at FNB Stadium.