Zwane had plans for late Chiefs teen

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Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane has mourned the loss of teenage prospect James McFarlane, who died in a car crash last week.

McFarlane was turning out for Chiefs' under-19 side before succumbing to injuries sustained in a horrific accident in Johannesburg last Friday.

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The 18-year-old former Amajimbos midfielder had been prevented from pursuing his duties on the pitch by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown, which resulted in Amakhosi shutting their academy structures back in March.

Zwane, who still has a strong hand in the club's development and particularly in the reserve team, has since rued the loss of the youngster, who was due for promotion next year.

"We have lost a fine prospect and a talented young lad. James has left us too soon and it is hard to comprehend what happened," Zwane told Chiefs' website.

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"It is going to take long for us to recover from this loss. We are shattered and all our thoughts are with his family. We will sorely miss him.

"James joined us from Black Aces three season ago. We identified him from the youth national teams and saw him as a great prospect for the future.

"He played as an attacking midfielder and full of energy, so much that you could use him either as a number 8 or 10. We had identified him for promotion to the reserve team in the upcoming season."

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