Dillon Sheppard Image via Instagram @KaizerChiefs

​Zwane’s assistant Sheppard addresses Chiefs’ shortcomings

Arthur Zwane’s right-hand man Dillon Sheppard has addressed Kaizer Chiefs struggles after the loss to SuperSport United


Dillon Sheppard Image via Instagram @KaizerChiefs

Arthur Zwane’s assistant coach Dillon Sheppard has addressed Kaizer Chiefs’ struggles after the loss to SuperSport United

Kaizer Chiefs and Arthur Zwane’s assistant coach Dillon Sheppard has outlined their plans and addressed concerns heading to their final match of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season, saying they must adjust their mentality.

Assistant coach Sheppard took charge of the media duties for Chiefs after his senior, Arthur Zwane was escorted by security officials over the weekend.

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Zwane failed to lead Chiefs to winning ways after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, thus compounding their struggles.


Going to their last match of the season, the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits winger, Sheppard believes his Chiefs’ charges must ensure they utilise the ball better when in possession.

He was speaking to the media as Chiefs failed to challenge for the number three spot and the defeat means they will not participate in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

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Sheppard’s availability to the media after the match was made possible after the disgruntled Chiefs fans took matters into their own hands.

Amakhosi die-hard hurled insults and objects as coach Zwane was escorted by the police on his way to the tunnel, but he was still hit underneath the eye by the unruly fans during the ugly incident.    

“We have a week now to prepare,” said Shepherd who is an assistant to Zwane, according to iDiski Times.

“But mentally and physically, we have to use the ball better. We have shown in the couple of past games that we can be really effective, and use the ball well, and on Saturday we didn’t use the ball well.”

Checking out the archives, the last time fans hurled objects at a Chiefs coach was back at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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Chiefs angry fans attacked former boss Steve Komphela when they faced Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup in 2018.

“We then found ourselves on the back foot to concede that type of goal. I have to re-look at it but that kind of situation is not really much of a danger and all of a sudden we make the decision and the ball goes into the net,” added Sheppard.

“We got our last game now in front of our fans, we need to show them that we really want to get fourth place.”    

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Dubbed Amakhosi or the Glamour Boys by Chiefs’ faithful, the Soweto giants have a chance to wrap up their premiership campaign with a victory this weekend.

They welcome Eric Tinkler’s Citizens at the iconic FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon and a victory will ease their woes by securing the top-four spot.

Looking at the opening round result, the Mother City-based side collected the maximum points as they secured a 2-0 win at Cape Town Stadium back in August last year.