Nhlapo: 'Khune should be Zwane's assistant'


Kaizer Chiefs legend Zebulon Nhlapo has nominated club favourite Itumeleng Khune to be named as one of Arthur Zwane's assistants.

Zwane and Dillon Shepard were jointly handed the task of leading the Glamour Boys until the end of the current campaign following Stuart Baxter's sacking.

Khune has fallen down the Chiefs goalkeeping pecking order with Brandon Petersen the preferred choice this season.

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"To me, Arthur is the right man for the job," Nhlapo tells KickOff.

"Age doesn't matter in football, during our time we were coached by our teammates who had then just retired such as Banks Sethlodi, who was assisted by Doctor Khumalo's father where we won four titles.

"That's because they understood the culture of the team very well those two.

"All these boys like Njabulo Blom, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Happy Mashiane were produced by Arthur.

"The team he had in the MDC, I used to travel all the way to Tembisa, Sinaba, Tsakane, just to watch them play.

"Arthur knows and understands Chiefs' culture.

"They must give the head coach position to Arthur permanently, he must then be given enough time.

"Khune has lots of experience, they must try him as Arthur's assistant, these two know everything about Chiefs.

"We are tired of this European style of play, we need to bring back the Chiefs way of playing football.

"Most of the time Khune sits in the stands, maybe because of his age, he is the only player to have played for more than 20 years, so he has experience in abundance."

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