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Arthur Zwane almost committed suicide

Posted: 17 February 2010 Time: 09:43

Kaizer Chiefs' new technical team member Arthur Zwane has revealed to KickOff.com that he almost killed himself when it appeared he was down and out some years ago.

Zwane joined Chiefs in July 2000 as part of the exchange deal that included the late Lesley Manyathela, who was involved in a tug-of-war between Chiefs and Pirates.

Zwane was thought to be a Pirates' player at the time and when he wanted to join Chiefs from First Division side Tembisa Classic, where he had scored eight goals in 30 games, Bucs stepped in blocking the move until Manyathela was used as a compromise between the two clubs.

The 36-year-old confesses that had it not been for the people around him, he could have ended it all.

_quote "My career was on the rise, but when I came back from Brazil (where he played for Santos), I soon found myself playing in the First Division. I went through hell," he told KickOff.com during an interview in Naturena.

"Some people were saying I was finished and I thought how could that be when I still so young, about 24 or 25 at the time?

"I almost committed suicide, seriously," he reveals. "But there were lots of people around, supporting me. I'm very lucky. Funny enough, I have never been a smoker or a drinker. Maybe it was a wake-up call and God wanted to show me the difficulties of the game. Here I am today retiring having grown so much as a player," Zwane says.

'King Arthur', as he was also affectionately known, adds that winning the African Cup of Winners Cup with Chiefs in 2001 was the highlight of his career.

"I remember for the second leg in the Final, we only had two substitutes on the bench, because of injuries and suspensions. We showed character to win the Mandela Cup and I will always cherish it," he adds.

Previous comments on this story...

Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 09:52 am
Ok KHOSI, let's hear what all these fools have to say about this story????

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 09:52 am
Zwane reminds me of Aubrey 'sense of knowledge' lekwane, similar style
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 09:58 am
'King Arthur', as he was also affectionately known, adds that winning the African Cup of Winners Cup with Chiefs in 2001 was the highlight of his career.
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Chiefs and Pirates have WON in Africa. Has Micheal Manzini ever played a match in an African competition? Just checking.......

The KHOSI One
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 10:01 am
Mr Zwane Sir, some blind fools even go as far as calling you the best keeper ever played in PSL, Pathetic!!!

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 am
Well a man confessing his bad times is deep..2 others will come across as a weak..Zwane i respect u for admiting that all is not hunky-dory on the football front, picking yourself up and getting on with the job is the real test which most have yet 2 master

Hope u have a great future in the technical side

Khosi
Anonymous
posted: 10:05 am
AWUZIBULALANGA NGANI BCZ AWUNAMSEBENZI WATHULO,UHLULEKILE UKUSIZA IBAFANA BAFANA.WAKUSIZA LOMUNTU OWAKUYESA LOMQONDO OBOLILE OWAWUWUCANGA SLIMA.
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 am
Stars are made at Chiefs...if u behave you will retire a proud star at Chiefs. This is a repetition and it sounds good.
I wish fools like abo Thabang Lebese had the same discipline.
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 am
Chiefs is the institute of star making....you give to Chiefs you receive a 100 folds.

Thank you for Kaizer Chiefs MR Motaung.
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 am
i hope one so-called yongsters learn a thing or two from dis legend(im talking abt abo ntuka n chabangu) alcohol doesn't solve anything.I already hv my own ticket,i want 2witness da humilation of sonono rats fc,Makhosi siyabangena akujiki.
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 am
Jo, why do all problems happen at Naturena? Ntuka is heavily alcoholic, Zwane used drugs and almost committed suicide, Nhleko eats too much and has to be carried to practice, Jabu Pule received a bottle of whiskey every evening after practice, Lucky Khune refuses to play unless he has a tot every half hour....Jooooo!
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 am
A true legend indeed.Its gud u said that cos u send a message to all the youngsters that u dont have to give up and take ur life because things are not working at the time.There is a second chance but then u have to grab ur second chance with both hands.Zwane was deemed failure after unsuccseeful stint with PieRats but then how many Trophies he won after Joining Chiefs.My man its gud that u hang over whilst u were still a gud player on the field.No doubt u still a PSL material but its gud that u take a Technical team job.What about Mooki who says no one will push him to retire whilst he cant run with the youngsters and even compete physical
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 am
There are many Problems at Naturena

1.Alcaholic players : Doctor Khumalo
: Patric Mbuthu
: Thabiso Malatsi
: Junior Khanye
: Jabu Pule Mahlangu
: Jefrey Ntuka

2.DRUGS dealers : Arthur Zwane

3.Womens abuse : Putcho Mafani
: Doctor Khumalo
: Thabang Lebese


THIS TEAM IS FULL OF DIRTY PLAYERS AND MANAGEMENT.kukhona ngisho abadla isibumbu ngenkani.
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 am
SOH : 2010-02-17 10:32 [ Report ]

Ok
Gucci Man
posted: 10:44 am
winning the African Cup of Winners Cup with Chiefs in 2001 was the highlight of his career.


That's our team, that's Kaizer Chiefs , Amakhosi, Love & Peace , Abafano bok'thula noxolo, iimpofane, The GB Boys

Shapa Amakhosi shappaaaaaaaa
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 am
Eish, indothusile ke le. They make it look like he has just committed suicire here in Cape Town. Especially when you read the newspaper posters.

Well done 10111, you are one of the best players of all times from Chiefs


4 Life
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 am
WENA PEARL NGIZOKHATHALA UWENA NGQUZA NGATHI USENGENZA IGOLO LAKHO LELI EBHEJWA NJALO
Anonymous
posted: 10:59 am
In other news....

KAIZER Chiefs defender Jeffrey Ntuka and his 18-year-old girlfriend have been arrested for alleged drunkenness, intimidation and swearing at police officers.




Ntuka, a former Chelsea player, his girlfriend and seven friends were arrested early yesterday at Steelpark, Vereeniging, in the Vaal.
Police spokesperson Constable Nonhlanhla Radebe said: “The flying squad received a call about disturbance of the peace from a neighbour. (They) found Ntuka and his girlfriend inside the yard but the gate was locked.
“Ntuka’s vehicle was playing loud music. They refused to turn it down.”
Radebe said police called for back-up. The group of nine were detained at Vereeniging police station.
Ntuka and his girlfriend face charges of intimidation, crimen injuria, defeating the ends of justice and drunkenness. – Sibongile Mashaba
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 11:04 am
SOH : 2010-02-17 10:32 [ Report ]

SOH, you should leave CHIEFS in peace and worry about abo Alex Shakoane, Lerato Shabangu, Katlego Mphela (remember this dude was moered so hard sometimes last year or so in Sunnyside?), Tso Vilakazi (Does he still pay papgeld?) and what about Mambush and his punching bag Charles Motlohi?

The KHOSI One
Bigman
posted: 11:07 am
Kaizer Chiefs supporters are re owned for quoting from articles but never elaborate from those quotes

BrokeFan
'King Arthur', as he was also affectionately known, adds that winning the African Cup of Winners Cup with Chiefs in 2001 was the highlight of his career.

Khosi by ass

Sibusiso

"I remember for the second leg in the Final, we only had two substitutes on the bench, because of injuries and suspensions. We showed character to win the Mandela Cup and I will always cherish it," he adds.

Hola Khosi

Thabang

"My career was on the rise, but when I came back from Brazil (where he played for Santos), I soon found myself playing in the First Division. I went through hell," he told KickOff.com during an interview in Naturena.

The Khosi one

Pearl
"I almost committed suicide, seriously," he reveals. "But there were lots of people around, supporting me. I'm very lucky. Funny enough, I have never been a smoker or a drinker. Maybe it was a wake-up call and God wanted to show me the difficulties of the game. Here I am today retiring having grown so much as a player," Zwane says.

Same thig happened to Khosi

Michael
Zwane was thought to be a Pirates' player at the time and when he wanted to join Chiefs from First Division side Tembisa Classic, where he had scored eight goals in 30 games, Bucs stepped in blocking the move until Manyathela was used as a compromise between the two clubs

That's for life Khosi

Please for once do not be so boringly predictable


Anonymous
posted: 11:07 am
DANKIE KALIE itshele lemiquba ngoba ayazi lutho.
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