Arthur Zwane has suggested Kaizer Chiefs fans should not expect an instant turnaround in the short time that he has taken over as interim head coach.
He took charge, following Stuart Baxter’s sacking, of his first game alongside Dillion Sheppard when Amakhosi faced Stellenbosch FC at the weekend in the DStv Premiership, but the Glamour Boys were 1-0 losers.
Chiefs will almost immediately be back on the pitch to make up ground on one of their games in hand, a trip to Golden Arrows on Wednesday, though that fixture is subject to a review at the Johannesburg High Court.
“We don’t have the luxury of training the boys and trying to make them aware of where we want them to improve. We just have to manage them right now and look for the best combination in order for us to grind the results,” Zwane told the media.
“But we don’t want to go down, if we do go down, playing just for the sake of playing. We need to play with flair – we are Kaizer Chiefs, there must be an identity. That’s one thing we will try and push. This is our style of play and how we want to win games.”
The ex-Amakhosi winger also emphasised that the club’s youth structures, with Molefi Ntseki as the head of technical, already has a blueprint.
“We are going to have to make sure it works for our team because even our development structures have a way of playing, and we have to take it to the first team… it’s not about winning for the sake of winning. That will help going forward. And, yes, in terms of getting things right, it won’t be overnight,” he explained.
“It will take some time, the games are coming thick and fast. We are playing back to back games with only one or two sessions in between. We will give our best and keep encouraging the boys and give them confidence to believe in themselves more.”
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