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Kaizer Chiefs to part ways with coach Arthur Zwane?

Information circulating in the media is that Kaizer Chiefs are contemplating a divorce between the club and coach Arthur Zwane


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Despite Kaizer Chiefs management backing the current coach Arthur Zwane to guide the club back to glory, it seems the Amakhosi hierarchy has made a u-turn.

Word reaching The South African is that Chiefs management is now looking to bring in an experienced coach as they look to part ways with Zwane.

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SABC Sport reports that the former winger, Zwane might be relieved of his duties at the end of their disastrous 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.


This publication has gathered that the man known as ‘10111’, as fans refer to Zwane, might be sacked as the Amakhosi management is divided on his managerial abilities.

The public broadcaster reports that Zwane’s future at Chiefs hangs in the balance, especially after the 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup.

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“Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be contemplating a coaching change next season with support from the hierarchy for Arthur Zwane – the incumbent – understood to be wavering,” reports the SABC.

SABC Sport now understands the backing Zwane enjoyed from management when he initially took over is shaky, with high-ranking sources indicating the club will actively look for a replacement. 

“It’s believed the decision is not official and could have been triggered by yet another defeat a week after being eliminated from the Nedbank Cup at the hands of bitter rivals Orlando Pirates in the semifinals.”

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As also reported by The South African, Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung reviewed their season under the former winger, Zwane.

Just after exiting the Ke Yona competition, Motaung spoke during Mamelodi Sundowns’ Alex Shakoane’s memorial service on Thursday and admitted that they knew the club was going to struggle.

“When we started the season, we knew it was not going to be smooth. We had youngsters, we had a young coach with young technical staff, and everything has been fresh,” Motaung explained last week.

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“Next season, we are definitely going to beef up and look at where the challenges were, and work on it…football is a journey, it’s not a one-night thing or a one-day thing. We are on that journey.” 

However, following the 1-0 loss at the hands of SuperSport United at Royal Bafokeng last Saturday, it seems Amakhosi hierarchy might sing a different tune.

Chiefs failed to bag a win and push for a third spot to eventually qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup and the fans displayed their unhappiness.

They hurled insults and objects at the coach who had to be escorted by security personnel out of the venue.

As things stand, Gavin Hunt’s SuperSport, together with league champions Masandawana, Orlando Pirates, and Sekhukhune United (as Nedbank Cup finalists) are set to hoist the South African flag in CAF interclub competitions in the next campaign.

After the loss to Matsatsantsa, Chiefs now sit fourth on the log table with 44 points from 29 league games and will meet Cape Town City this coming Saturday at home.