Replacing Zwane not the solution, says former Chiefs defender

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Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns defender David Kannemeyer has warned that replacing Arthur Zwane as head coach will not solve Amakhosi's problems.

Four consecutive defeats across all competitions marked the end of a disastrous campaign for Chiefs that saw the Sowetan side fail to lift any silverware and only manage a fifth-placed finish on the DStv Premiership table during Zwane's first season at the helm.

The poor run of form has also reportedly raised concerns over Zwane's capability to lead the Glamour Boys within the Amakhosi hierarchy, with 'crunch talks' being reportedly held at Kaizer Chiefs Village ove the 49-year-old's future.

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However, Kannemeyer believes the club's problems run far deeper.

"Well they can't keep replacing coaches. If a team hasn't won a trophy in over five years, is the coach in his first season the problem? I don't think so, in my opinion," Kannemeyer told KickOff.

"You look at other teams like [Mamelodi] Sundowns and they've taken the time to set up a good foundation and identity

They've tried to develop a culture and continuity. You only get that with a period of what? five to ten years? so you need some sort of stability.

In a bid to bolster the squad for next season, Amakhosi have already concluded the signing Cape Town City's Mduduzi Mdantsane, TS Galaxy's Given Msimango and SuperSport United Thatayaone Ditlhokwe ahead of the new season, but it remains to be seen if Zwane will still be head coach when those signings officially join Chiefs at the start of July.

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