Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane has opened up on what kind of lifestyle he requires from players at Naturena.

Zwane has boldly stated that he doesn’t like players who smoke and drink alcohol.

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Meanwhile, the alcohol issue at Naturena has at some point been divulged by the former club’s players such as Leonardo Castro and Daniel Cardoso.

The Sekhukhune United defender, Cardoso, claimed that some Chiefs players used to report to training reeking of alcohol.

Castro attested and highlighted this as the “biggest problem” at the club and in South African football.

However, that was before Zwane was appointed the Glamour Boys head coach.

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He has described himself as the most difficult coach to work with.

“I’m the most difficult coach to work with,” he told the media.

“Discipline comes first and I always remind them. I don’t like players that drink and smoke for many reasons.

“I for one don’t even go to parties at some point. Maybe if it’s something happening at home, I’ll just show up for one hour and go home for obvious reasons.

“I’m not saying they mustn’t socialise but I’m saying a complete footballer needs to know what he wants.

“Gone are those days where professional footballer would have 20 friends, you must know what you want, you must know your circle, you must know who you mix with at home, who you trust and who you don’t, who you want to work with and how to improve your game.

“There’s no time anymore to have 20 friends, you go to Soweto, and from there you go to Sandton.

“You have to focus on yourself.”

Zwane went on to reveal how they handled the FIFA World Cup break especially considering that it was during the festive season.

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“It [FIFA World Cup break] was always gonna be difficult for us because this time of the year is festive season,” he added.

“A lot of people are thinking of going and enjoying themselves.

“We had to put our foot on the ground to say, this is how we gonna do things.

“And if we find out that you do wrong, you’re out, we focus on those who want it most.

“And that is why I’m saying, it goes down to one thing, discipline. It means a lot of things, you see a lot of dedication, a player sacrifices.

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“Luckily, we have boys that most of them are coming from the development and we’re very strict as well.

“They’re very respectful from the development because we have a policy and a way of doing things in terms of the respect.”

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