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Police cover Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane. Image: @RyanJCooper8/ Twitter

‘Chiefs’ slogan is love and peace’- Tovey

A Kaizer Chiefs legend has responded to the Rustenburg attack on Arthur Zwane. Let’s hear from the great Neil Tovey.

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Police cover Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane. Image: @RyanJCooper8/ Twitter

This is one of the best responses to the Rustenburg attack. It is from Kaizer Chiefs’ iconic Neil Tovey.


As previously reported by The South African last Saturday, the Amakhosi head coach was attacked on the face with a thrown object after losing 1-0 to SuperSport United on Saturday in Rustenburg.

According to MTNFC reporter Mark Gleeson, Zwane was hit by a flying bottle and cut underneath the eye before receiving medical treatment.

“Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane was hit by a flying bottle and cut underneath the eye amid ugly scenes at the end of the loss to SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in the DStv Premiership on Saturday,” Gleeson reported.

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“Zwane and his players were subjected to a barrage of missiles from angry supporters after they lost 1-0, ending any hope they might have of finishing in the top three and booking a place in African club competition next season.

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“Zwane needed treatment after the game and missed the obligatory post-match press conference.

“He was hit as he entered the tunnel heading towards the change-room where supporters hung overhead, and Zwane and his players were easy targets for those throwing objects at them. Police moved quickly to try and shepherd the players to safety, but did nothing to try and clear the angry fans,” the report added.

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According to the legend, the event was a disgrace. However, it has left Chiefs fans and management with a few ideas to ponder on.

“What happened to Arthur was obviously disappointing and I’m not condoning the bad behaviour at all but the Chiefs fans have been frustrated for a long time,” Tovey told SowetanLIVE

“The club’s slogan is ‘Love and Peace’ but the fans are fed up and the club needs to address the situation.

“The problem can’t be around the professionalism of the club because Chiefs are totally professional, so where they are lacking is the quality of players or the technical side or both.

“I don’t know if the current players realise how big the club has been because certainly in their era they haven’t won anything. In the past, Chiefs would have had six or seven players in the national squad and how many do they have now?

“My message to the current Chiefs team would be: “First try to get your act together and win things on home soil and only then worry about continental competition.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Neil Tovey and Spurs player David Nyathi in South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Beeld).

“Doing well domestically will get Chiefs the results to compete continentally,” the Chiefs great concluded.

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