Kaizer Chiefs chasing MultiChoice Diski Shield gold
Posted: 17 April 2018 Time: 08:11
Kaizer Chiefs' reserve team coach Arthur Zwane has set his sights on winning the inaugural MultiChoice Diski Shield.
Zwane's charges beat their Bidvest Wits counterparts 2-0 last weekend, meaning they need only draw against Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in Vosloorus on Saturday (12h00) to advance to the semi-finals of the event.
“We aim to lift the shield,” Zwane told his club's website.
“We have set a clear goal for the team. I am proud of the lads for progressing as a team with the season drawing to a close.”
Zwane is pleased to see his men - who beat Platinum Stars in their MDS opener - building on their strong finish to their MultiChoice Diski Challenge campaign, where they placed fifth having started poorly.
“The team is continuing where it left off in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge,” said the former Amakhosi attacker.
“It was a matter of getting the three points, and we did exactly that,” he added referring to the win over Wits, which was secured via a goal from striker Yusuf Bunting and an own goal.
Zwane was encouraged by his side's attacking intent against the Clever Boys.
“We created possibilities right from the word go,” he said.
“Itumeleng Shopane attacked from the fullback position, making some telling runs, even though his final touch must improve.
“Wits prepared well and had a good game. But we caught them by surprise by varying our play.”
However, he still sees room for improvement.
“The performance was not 100 percent as planned, minor mistakes were committed that could have cost us the game.”
The MDS was launched in response to complaints that the MDC/Reserve League only entails 15 fixtures in a season when there are 16 clubs in the competition.