Despite its anticlimax of being prematurely called off, the recent Bafana Bafana camp left a positive imprint on Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane.
Zwane was roped into the Bafana setup as an assistant to newly appointed Molefi Ntseki as they were scheduled to face Zambia in an international friendly this past weekend.
However, the Chiefs reserve team's joy was shortlived as he was released just a few hours before the match was set to take place, with Chipolopolo having pulled out due to the outbreak of violence against foreign nationals last week.
Uncertainty lasted just a few hours before SAFA then confirmed a replacement opponent in Madagascar, only for the Barea also to withdraw a day later and providing the same reasoning.
Zwane, therefore, was unable to experience his first match with the senior national team but got a feel of the camp during its four days of training, in which he was part of the planning and preparation.
Nonetheless, '10111' has insisted he gained a lot of intel during his stint alongside Ntseki, while also detailing how the national team call-up came about.
“I received a call from SAFA through the Football Manager (Bobby Motaung). It was unexpected but when such opportunities are presented to you, you embrace and honour the invitation with both hands,” Zwane told Chiefs’ website.
“When the country calls you to serve, there are no two ways about it. It is nothing but a dream come true for me.
“It is a career-changing and breakthrough moment for me as a coach. It is good for Kaizer Chiefs as a club to have coaches that have the ability to support the national team.”