Springboks Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi of the Springboks (R) is tackled by Pete Samu of the Wallabies during the Rugby Championship Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks. EPA/MATT TURNER AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Kaizer Chiefs: Bok skipper Siya Kolisi urges fans to be patient with Zwane (video)

Kaizer Chiefs boss Arthur Zwane is under fire once again, but Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi believes that fans need to be patient with him.

Springboks Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi of the Springboks (R) is tackled by Pete Samu of the Wallabies during the Rugby Championship Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks. EPA/MATT TURNER AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi is an ardent Kaizer Chiefs supporter

In case you missed it, he had his say on Arthur Zwane before Amakhosi’s defeat in the Macufe Cup. This video may be from Saturday but now it’s as relevant as ever.

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Kolisi backs Kaizer Chiefs boss Zwane

“I’m a sportsman and I also go through seasons where things are tough,”

“They’re not going out there to play badly or lose. They’re working hard every day to be good and sometimes, things don’t work out.

“The only thing I can say to them is that they must keep on working hard and keep on pushing.” Kolisi said.

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Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick have their say on the coaching situation at Kaizer Chiefs. Video: @kaymorizm / Twitter.

Kolisi believes that Arthur Zwane is doing his best to return the club to former glories, and fans need to understand that it’s Zwane’s first season with the club where things may go wrong more before they get right.

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“It’s also coach Arthur Zwane’s first season and I’m pretty sure he’ll be fine. He’s still finding his feet and he’ll know what’s happening,” Kolisi said.

“There’s a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but for us as supporters, we must keep on supporting and believing.

“Fans can be upset as much as they want, but at the end of the day, abafana bokuthula noxolo bazokubuya (the men of love and peace will bounce back). They’ll come around.”

Kaizer Chiefs fans will be concerned that Amakhosi went down to Royal AM on penalties in the friendly Macufe Cup. However, more important tests lie ahead, with an MTN8 semifinal on the imminent horizon. Chiefs face AmaZulu on Saturday.

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