Kaizer Chiefs reserve team coach Arthur Zwane has opened up on the relationship he shares with Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki which played a part in his recent call-up.
Zwane recently took leave from his role at Chiefs to temporarily assist Ntseki in preparation for Bafana’s friendly international initially scheduled against Zambia.
The camp, however, was called off midway through after Chipolopolo withdrew due to the xenophobic violence that made international headlines last week, before replacement side Madagascar also made a U-turn just hours after agreeing to step in.
Nonetheless, the brief experience was something to savour for Zwane, who last donned the national team colours as a player between 2000 and 2005.
‘10111’ has also since revealed how he established a connection with Ntseki some years ago that ultimately led to his surprise inclusion in the technical setup.
“I have had constant contact with coach Molefi Ntseki dating back from 2013. We have been sharing ideas since and got to a solid level of understanding over the years,” Zwane further revealed on Chiefs’ website.
“I’m glad to have had a period of serving the country. Any form of international exposure gained is appreciated. I observed the mammoth task for National Team coaches and technical team to coordinate and prepare a team in a week.
“It was great to see the way the players responded and interacted with the coach. I am grateful for the opportunity and appreciate the support from everyone.”