Zwane insists Chiefs won't take shortcuts to success


Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane insists the Soweto giants will not take any shortcuts in their aim to build sustainable future success.

Zwane has taken over at Chiefs with the club sitting on its longest wait for silverware and in sorting out all that he has to he will still be expected to deliver trophies.

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"This is the most demanding job as you know," says Zwane.

"As Kaizer (Motaung Junior) has eluded to earlier on it starts from the development.

"As much as it is going to be a long journey for us the fact is that we know that there is no way we can talk about hitting the ground running. There are no shortcuts.

"I think we have done that for a very long time hoping that we will change things for the better but what is key right now is to lay a strong foundation.

"Then to make sure that when we start playing, we play sustainable football that can also yield results in the future.

"Yes, we can go out there and want the results now, but if there are a lot of loopholes or shortcuts then it will come back and haunt us again. So, that is what we are trying to avoid now. 

"So, yes, there is a lot of work to do but I think we will take it one step at a time," says Zwane.

As is always the case there have been those that have cast their doubts on Zwane who is in his first job as a head coach.

The plus though is that he has his job at a club that he has served for the past 22 years. 

"I understand the pressure. I know pressure. Ever since I was a player I have been under pressure and criticised. I think those are the things that made me the person I am today.

"I'm looking forward and I will be waiting for criticism from people whether we are doing well or winning well.

"There are many other coaches that have done well here whether its terms of results or things did not go well, it is all part of the game so we are also expecting that to happen and we are looking forward to the season and we will take it from there.

"This is about Kaizer Chiefs and there is a way of doing things at Kaizer Chiefs and a way of playing that we need to make sure is there for everyone to see," says Zwane.

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