Kaizer Chiefs high-ranking officials and management are closely monitoring Arthur Zwane despite Amakhosi’s 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby.
Zwane remains under pressure as Chiefs head coach, according to Soccer Laduma.
Therefore, he will have to produce some big results – and fast – when the DStv Premiership returns after the FIFA World Cup break.
Winning the Soweto derby certainly helped but it did not fix everything.
Amakhosi management were truly displeased by the fact that Chiefs were eliminated by AmaZulu in the MTN8 semi-final over two legs.
Therefore, they have set processes in place to closely monitor Zwane and Amakhosi’s progress moving forward.
The club will give Zwane the support he needs to succeed.
However, if results do not improve, he will be held accountable, according to the same publication.
Since Zwane was appointed head coach of Amakhosi, he has produced positive and negative influences on the club.
His Soweto derby victory of Orlando Pirates is certainly one of the biggest achievements during his tenure. Furthermore, Amakhosi have welcomed some really good new players in Yusuf Maart, Caleb-Bonfils Bimenyimana and Zitha Kwinika.
Thereafter, Zwane has given PSL fan-favourite Itumeleng Khune a chance to prove he can still compete at the highest-level.
‘10111‘ made Khune captain and gifted him several starts which Khune took with both hands (or gloves)!
Unfortunately, their have been some negative experiences during his tenure too.
Siyethemba Sithebe proved to be a underwhelming signing while Chiefs have let in far too many goals this season – 13 goals in 15 games.
Furthermore, they have lacked depth and threat up front with Ashley Du Preez struggling to find the back of the net and Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat not providing enough of a threat on goal.
The biggest negative was Amakhosi’s 4-0 annihilations at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns and their MTN8 semi-final exit against AmaZulu over two-legs.