The heat in the hotseat: Zwane responds!

Arthur Zwane is standing up to the heat at Kaizer Chiefs
Arthur Zwane is standing up to the heat at Kaizer Chiefs
Lefty Shivambu

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane has responded to the torrential criticism that he has had to handle through the club’s bad run this year.

Chiefs have lost three in a row without scoring this year raising questions about Zwane’s credentials as the man to lead AmaKhosi.

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It is the first time that Chiefs have sunk to three defeats without scoring in PSL history and Zwane has had to take the punches straight in his face from the disappointed fanbase.

"It comes both ways, it is negative and positive," notes Zwane in response to being asked about the energy that he is feeling through this slump.

"This, I understand because having been at Kaizer Chiefs as a player it was the same and it is still the same now as a coach even though the responsibility is on my shoulders unlike when I was a player.

"But I think being here for all these years has helped me to be able to deal with the pressure because I cannot take the pressure to the players.

"I have to absorb the pressure as the leader and understand the frustration that is out there from our supporters.

The Kaizer Chiefs bench led by coach Arthur Zwane

"As I said we have spoilt them in the past by enjoying being part of the team because of the winning culture but things are not going our way at the moment and I’m going to have to take anything that comes my way because that is what builds you as a person.

"When you do your introspection, you become a better person going forward.

"Those are not things that will make me feel bad or sad for myself.

"They make me stronger because they don’t kill me and make me do a better introspection about myself and also how I can help the team to get back to where it belongs," says Zwane. 

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