Zwane: Chiefs covered for transfer ban


Kaizer Chiefs reserve team coach Arthur Zwane is confident he has built a strong enough foundation to help the senior team during their transfer ban.

Amakhosi are currently facing a tough case with FIFA that involves the transfer of Madagascar star Andriamirado 'Dax' Andrianarimanana and have been hit with a ban of two transfer window periods, pending an appeal to the Courth of Arbitration for Sport.

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'10111' speaking at Mpumalanga Stadium after their 2-0 loss to Orlando Pirates at the MultiChoice Diski Challenge festival last weekend said Amakhosi can cope with the players they have promoted to the senior team and those they have loaned out.

"No, Kaizer Chiefs is covered," Zwane insisted.

"I mean when you look at the players that were promoted and those who are on loan, they can play in the team any given time should they be given an opportunity."

Zwane believes the likes of Happy Mashiane, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Njabulo Blom and other promoted players can emulate Maritzburg United star youngster Rushine De Reuck and others who played in the MDC who are now regulars for their senior teams.

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"We can go look at Maritzburg United. On Saturday Rushine De Reuck played well against Leonardo Castro because he was given an opportunity," Zwane explained.

"He's been playing regularly. Yes, at Kaizer Chiefs it's not that easy to play every game but if you look at individual play, [Siphosakhe] Ntiya-Ntiya did well you know.

"So those are the things we need to look at. You go to teams like SuperSport
United and Bidvest Wits, I'm talking about players that play against each other in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

"We play against them and dominated them. Sometimes we used to beat them 6-0, the very same Maritzburg. Those boys know when to move and pass, when not to pass and how to exploit the space."

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If Amakhosi lose their appeal, they will not be able to sign new players in June and January next year, which means they will have to recall loan players and promote more from their youth structures.