Why Amakhosi Coach Has Flown To Europe…
Kaizer Chiefs are set to reap the benefits of Arthur Zwane’s progression as a coach, with the Amakhosi legend having jetted out to Europe in pursuit of his new coaching badges.
Zwane, who is in charge of Chiefs’ Multichoice Diski Challenge side, will spend the next couple of weeks in Ireland as he works on acquiring his UEFA B Licence – a licence that allows holders to be head coaches of men's amateur clubs within UEFA, as well as youths up to age 16, and would also mean he was able to work as an assistant coaches for professional clubs in Europe.
The 45-year-old former Chiefs star will have to put in the work in order to obtain his badges, and a statement on the club’s official website today read, “Kaizer Chiefs Reserves’ coach Arthur Zwane has jetted off to Ireland for close to two weeks to complete a coaching course to earn a world-recognised coaching licence.
“Zwane will be completing various practical assessments as well submitting 50 hours of session plans, in-season reviews and other coaching coursework tasks as he looks to add to his coaching badges.”
Speaking about his trip, ‘10111’ said, “I’ll be gone for around twelve days to Belfast to do my UEFA B Licence with the Irish FA… I’ve done my ‘B’ and my ‘A’ in South Africa, so I just want to learn more about the game. It’s not about having certificates, it’s about equipping myself with the right information and understanding the game better.
“It’s important for me to be on the same page with the rest of the world and see the different approaches when it comes to coaching and mentoring young people. There is an aspect of integrating them from the lower leagues and preparing them for the highest level.
“Learning is the most important thing. I will bring the experience back to Kaizer Chiefs because I’ll be there representing the club and I am grateful for the opportunity and support given to me by the management.”