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Zwane: Chiefs play attacking football

Posted: 9 May 2018 Time: 08:00

Kaizer Chiefs' reserve team coach Arthur Zwane has shared some insight into his coaching philosophy that has led his side to being crowned the inaugural MultiChoice Diski Shield champions.

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The young Amakhosi went all the way to lift the cup after beating Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in the final played at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa, Johannesburg last weekend.

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After ending the Diski Challenge league campaign in a rather disappointing fifth position, Zwane and his charges made amends by living up to their ‘Cup Kings’ title picked up by the senior team over the years.

The former Chiefs winger has since welcomed the success and feels his boys deserved the prize for their efforts over the course of the 2017/18 season.

“It was long overdue, especially for the boys. They’ve been working very hard, it’s just that in some moments results haven’t been forthcoming,” Zwane tells KickOff.com.

“But I tell them, it’s not about the results – their results lie in the way they perform. The most important thing for them, when they do introspection after games, is to be happy about their individual performances.

“If a player goes home unhappy and he’s still young then it’s either, us as coaches, there is something we’re not doing right, or the learning is not taking place from the player’s side.”

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Having scored a total of 15 goals and conceded just four in the five cup games, The Glamour Boys displayed entertaining football and Zwane says it is in line with his beliefs as a coach.

“I’m the kind of coach that believes in attacking more than defending, and I feel that the best form of defending is to attack,” he highlights.

“As long as your defence is organised and they know when to delay the play, and the principles of defending at the right moments then you’ll always get it right.

“If you’re going forward, you can miss 10 chances but score six and you will win the game.

“I’m coaching at Kaizer Chiefs, and there is no way I can coach the young boys and tell them, ‘Let’s worry about the opposition’, because I’ll be misleading and lying to them.

“We need to get the boys to understand what it’s about to play for a team like Kaizer Chiefs, so I need to teach them attacking football.”

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Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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