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Towards Soweto Derby waves | ” Results not illusions” – Motaung Jr


Towards Soweto Derby waves | ” Results not illusions” – Motaung Jr

Kaizer Chiefs followers are no strangers to a correct track and dance, however Sunday’s chant went to a exclusive tune.

The club’s die-hard guide base referred to as for head teach Arthur Zwane to be sacked after their surprising 3-2 Dstv Premiership defeat to Golden Arrows at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Zwane had to be escorted down the tunnel with the aid of police as a massive section of the trustworthy chanted, “Athur need to go!” after the match.

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It marked Chiefs’ eighth league defeat after 20 games this season, and they have won just one match since the PSL returned to action this year.

Zwane, a former star midfielder for Amakhosi in his playing days, is less than a year into a three-year deal he penned prior to the club undergoing drastic changes.

In May 2021 while Zwane was still an assistant coach to Stuart Baxter, the club appointed Molefi Ntseki as head of the Technical and Youth Development Academy.

The most significant change was naming Kaizer Motaung Jr as the club’s sporting director and a year later, Chiefs ended Baxter’s second coaching stint with the Glamour Boys and handed the Brit’s office keys to Zwane.

Amakhosi are now playing catch-up with the rest of the footballing world and are getting their ducks in a row, but results have remained the same.

However, Motaung Jr sees the blueprint working, even when Chiefs fans want immediate results as they yearn to end what could be an eight-year trophy drought come June.

Speaking to the media at Vodaworld in Midrand during a joint press conference with Orlando Pirates representatives before this weekend’s Soweto derby in the premiership, Motaung has come to the defence of Zwane but also understands the fans’ frustration.

“At a time like this, I think as management – from the board of directors, our chairman, down through the rest of management – it’s about creating the right environment for the players to thrive. Bringing the right players, having top infrastructure [and] making the right decisions,” Motaung Jr said.

“Right now, we have a very young team, a new, new team, and the results are only going to change on Saturday or the week after from the players on the pitch.

“From our side, it’s about planning adequately for the immediate future and making sure that we make the right decisions that will enhance our learning.

“But at the same time, we do ask for some calmness and support from the Amakhosi faithful. It’s difficult, and none of us are happy with our position in the league.”

Given the restructure they implemented, the Soweto giants have been hitting well below expectations, which the Motaung family is aware of.

Under Zwane’s stewardship, Chiefs hold a Premiership record of eight wins, four draws and eight defeats.

Chiefs find themselves in fifth position with ten league games remaining as they hunt down a runners-up spot alongside Pirates, SuperSport United and top-flight newbies Richards Bay.

“We have begun to play a brand of football that our fans can identify with, but it’s got to come with results, not on any illusions. It’s a fact. We are going to be judged and are accountable if we don’t deliver.

“So, we asked for support from players. The Derby is coming up, and we have these young, promising faces who are going to go out and give everything they can to make sure that supporters smile.

“It is tough like this right now, and in times when things are tough, you start to see the real character of people … and we only ask for support from the fans.

“So, support for technical staff, the players when they go onto the field. You can be there for them, give the strength they need, and they’ll go out there and give their best.”

The Soweto derby will kick off at 15:30 on Saturday at the FNB Stadium.

Towards Soweto Derby waves | ” Results not illusions” – Motaung Jr

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