'Chiefs don't have good enough players''

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane has claimed that certain players are not good enough to play for the club after a disappointing end to the season.

Kaizer Chiefs' 2021/22 campaign came to a disappointing end over the weekend after the club was held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Swallows FC in a result that effectively ended the Amakhosi's chances of qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup.

Interim coach Arthur Zwane, who assumed the reins from Stuart Baxter last month, cast a frustrated figure after the match and delivered a scathing assessment of the strength and quality of the players at his disposal.

"I think it’s there for everyone to see," Zwane said in his post-match press conference." I can say things that people might see different and people think I know too much or that I’m too harsh on players but the reality is, we know that we don't have good enough players to play for this club.

"We have players who can play for this club, but [they are] not good enough. We can’t keep repeating the same mistakes. As I said earlier on, are we improving? And it kills the coaches [because it looks] as if the coaches are not preparing the players.

"Look at the goals that we've been conceding, let alone that we're not creating goal-scoring opportunities. Look at today, we were too flat. After scoring the goal, it’s like we didn’t want to play anymore, we said 'it's fine, you know we’re good with the 1-0 lead'.

"We didn't want to go forward, we didn't want to run like we were tired. So, I don't know from what because we had at least the full week to prepare and also recharge our batteries to be ready for this game.

"So those are the things that obviously talk to us as a club and as to going forward who should be part of the team and who should not be part of the team and we’re going to be realistic with that. I think we've been nursing some of the player’s feelings for far too long now so things have to change."

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