Zwane Explains Approach With Saile & Caleb

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Christian Saile and Caleb Bimenyimana
Christian Saile and Caleb Bimenyimana

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane has explained how he plans to utilize big centre forwards, Christian Saile Basomboli and Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.

Basomboli joined Chiefs in January from Zambian side Nchanga Rangers and has hit the ground running, with two goals in the league and Nedbank Cup.

The Democratic Republic of Congo striker has become the second target man for Amakhosi, who heavily relied on Bimenyimana for the first round of the season.

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Zwane has varied how he uses the two strikers, as he played them together in the win over Richards Bay and with Basomboli suspended against Casric in Nedbank Cup, Bimenyimana got the nod to lead the line.

However, against Maritzburg United this past weekend, where the Congolese was on the scoresheet, the Burundian was an used substitute and Zwane has explained how he plans to utilize both strikers.

"Look, sometimes you have to bring that element of surprise you know, when people think you'll come with one striker, you play two, sometimes you play three," Zwane told the media in a Nedbank Cup quarter-final draw.

"As long as they know how to help the team in terms of defending you know and when we attack, how do we use them to their strengths to help the team," he said.

The Amakhosi legend carried on and further explained that sometimes they need more strikers on the pitch to bury the game early, because they have been struggling with converting chances.

Against Maritzburg, Chiefs scored two goals within the first ten minutes and although they almost dropped points by letting slip a two-goal lead, they eventually found the winner from the penalty spot.

"Because we've been lacking in terms of scoring goals, not that we have not been creating goal-scoring opportunities but we have not been finishing those chances," he went on.

"And that's why sometimes we'll need many strikers on the field just to make sure that early chances that you create you put them away," he added.

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