Zwane calls for reintroduction of Chiefs identity


Chiefs suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Stellenbosch FC in Cape Town in the first encounter since the sacking of head coach Stuart Baxter.

Speaking after the final whistle, Zwane urged his side to rediscover the club's storied playing identity.

"We are trying not to be so predictable in attack," Zwane said post-match. "When we reach the final third we should have that element of surprise.

"We need to play with flair, at Chiefs there must be an identity and we will try and push the style of play and how we want to win.

"We must make sure it works for all our teams, from the development structures there is a way of playing, and we want to take that into the first team.

"It shouldn't just be about winning for the sake of winning."

Zwane added that his players may be suffering from a lack of confidence due to an inconsistent season.

"Mentally the players need to be strong, and as a technical staff we should play a role in helping them to be calm and not to be worried about losing the ball," added Zwane.

"That is the fear they have, once a player doesn't have confidence they always kick the ball into the air.

"If you look at the players in South Africa, they have that creative mindset. If you look at our team, only Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic) give us that different dimension."

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