Zwane Blames Chiefs Players For Swallows Loss
Zwane has blamed Kaizer Chiefs players for their loss to Swallows.
For every loss, someone must take the blame. According to coach Arthur Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs players are to blame for losing the DStv Premiereship game with Swallows FC. Some would say the coach is the problem, but Zwane says the players were at fault.
Because of the disappointing loss, the Chiefs’ chance at finishing second place and competing in the Champions League next season was threatened. They were best 2:1 on Monday afternoon by the Swallows FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. According to reports, the team was out of form, and this was surprising because, four days earlier, they had played a beautiful game against Chippa United and won.
After the game, Arthur Zwane admitted the team did not deliver. He also agreed they were lucky they didn’t concede more than two goals. “When you look at the first and second half, it tells you about taking some games lightly. We started slow and conceded early because of sloppy defending – we paid the price.”
“We then got a goal from a set-play, but still, we were not moving enough. We were not mobile enough in terms of creating space for others to exploit.” He called their approach to the game “rigid.” “We were waiting for the ball to come to us, and since they formed a block, we were always going to find it difficult to penetrate the block.”
“Then we conceded from a dead ball situation, actually, we were lucky not to concede twice more from those set-plays. The second half was only one team playing, but we paid the price for taking this game lightly or taking it for granted from the first half.”
The team was too focused on their coming Saturday game against the Soweto Derby that they lost to the Swallows.