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Arthur Zwane can’t fault the Kaizer Chiefs effort

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane says he can’t fault his team’s efforts in their shock 1-0 loss to Sekhkhune United

Kaizer Chiefs coach happy with the effort

Zwane felt his team bossed the game for large portions.

Kaizer Chiefs Zwane
Arthur Zwane head coach of Kaizer Chiefs during DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs on the 31 December 2022 at Moses Mabhida Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

“Ja look, I think we started a bit sluggish, we gained momentum, had control of the game though we played in patches, we created quite a few chances first half we could capitalise on, we couldn’t take them,” Zwane told SuperSport TV.

“Second half, when you look at the way we conceded again, sometimes these things when they happen you ask yourself questions.

“But I can’t fault the boys, the effort, when you look at them, the pitch also didn’t make our lives easy, it was a bit soft and bumpy but when you look at the number of chances that we created, we could have maybe buried them, unfortunately today it wasn’t to be.”

The penalty shout being denied

Zwane also lamented being denied a penalty.

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The coach felt his team should have had a spot-kick.

He felt his team made more of the play throughout the game as well.

“We were actually on the front foot as well just after introducing ‘Ash’ (Ashley Du Preez) and the young Mduduzi (Shabalala), Sekgota as well, we wanted to put them under pressure and force them to make mistakes,” Zwane said.

“And we did force them to make mistakes we were just unfortunate and I believe one, there was a penalty there when Caleb (Bimenyimana) was charging towards the ball and he was pulled.

“Unfortunately, the referee did not see it and it’s one of those things. I think the boys tried, against the run of play we conceded we shouldn’t have because it was from out mistake again,” he added.



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