Zwane asks for Consistency after the international break
Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has stressed the need for his team to keep the consistency and win the remaining matches when the DSTV Premiership returns on Saturday the 1st of April 2023.
Zwane who has none of his South African based players on international duty believes Chiefs can build on their recent run of positive results amid the conclusion of the FIFA break.
Going to the FIFA break Amakhosi won four consecutive matches in all competitions to qualify for the last 8 of the Nedbank Cup and also stay within touching distance of the top two finish.
"We have won four games in a row and we have to continue from where we left off, the winning streak has also boosted the confidence of the players. The desire is there, the hunger is there and we will continue giving our best to make sure we get the desired results," Zwane said.
Zwane furthermore expressed the team's aspirations of finishing the season on a high note, "Well we obviously want to finish second on the log to qualify for CAF and I believe that is attainable because the players are also having the same mindset and understand the importance of finishing second come the 20th of May 2023."
Meanwhile Kaizer Chiefs legend Simphiwe Tshabalala believes Zwane will eventually get things right at the club following a slow start to the DSTV Premiership season.
The former left footed winger who joined Chiefs in 2007 from Free State Stars spent over a decade at Naturena making 292 appearances and scoring 48 goals in the process.
Tshabalala who knows all the ups and downs of Amakhosi from one season to another has backed Zwane in his first season saying things have not turned out badly for Chiefs.
"I am obviously sad with how things have turned out but I equally understand that the transition is difficult, whenever there's change there will always be challenges. It's coach Arthur's first season and there's a lot of expectations, there are new players that came in too so that's why they haven't been consistent in that regard," Tshabalala said.
With Amakhosi sitting fourth on the log standings in the DSTV Premiership after 23 matches winning 11 and losing 4, Tshabalala believes they still have a chance to qualify for the CAF Champions League next season.
"I am saying things have not turned out too bad because when you look at the log, they are in the top 4 and just two points adrift from the Champions League spot so I think they can still qualify for CAF. Besides they are also in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup so they still have a chance to win something this season," Tshabalala added.
Amakhosi next face Stellenbosch FC at the FNB Stadium on Saturday the 1st of April 2023 with kick-off being at 17:30.