"We still want to compete in continental football" - Arthur Zwane
After missing out on the CAF Champions League and Nedbank Cup respectively, Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane is optimistic his side will qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup.
Amakhosi are currently sitting fourth on the log after 28 games with two more matches remaining before the closure of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.
A win against SuperSport United and Cape Town City in their last two matches will see the Glamour Boys end the league on 50 points in Zwane's first season as head coach.
In the midst of all the disappointment and frustration Zwane and co. are currently going through, the 49 year old mentor has reiterated that he wants to participate in the CAF competitions next season.
“As much as the club is in the rebuilding phase we still want to participate in CAF competitions next season and unfortunately those chances of finishing third are a bit slim but it's all up to us again.
We are not going to give up, we are playing against SuperSport and if we finish in position three, that will obviously give us hope going forward," Zwane said.
Under the guidance of '10111', Amakhosi have managed to win 13 matches while drawing 5 and losing 10 in the process and Zwane believes the CAF Confederations Cup will help Amakhosi prepare for the CAF Champions League in the future.
"The Confederations Cup will help us prepare for the CAF Champions League in years to come because we will definitely qualify for the Champions League in the near future, the fact that we will start to travel the continent and face many challenges will change the mindset of the players and ultimately influence growth in our team."
With Amakhosi's next opponents(SuperSport United and Cape Town City) also in the hunt for continental glory, Zwane was also quick to allude that anything can happen as football is unpredictable.
"If it doesn't happen that we finish third this season, it doesn't mean we have had a bad season, I think with a new squad and also giving the youngsters coming from our development a chance, it's been a good season in some of the things that we did right.
The results were just fluctuating and we were not consistent however, we are looking forward to next season and we believe we can do things better and we can learn from this season's mistakes and move on," Zwane added.