Johannesburg – Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane is not getting carried away with his team's 3-0 thrashing of Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening, but was full of reward for the impact the younger gamers are having at this early stage of the season.
Early goals from new signing Ashley du Preez and talisman Keagan Dolly set the tone for Chiefs earlier than 18-year-old rookie Mduduzi Shabalala supplied the coupe de grace with a tap-in from a Khama Billiat square ball at some point of harm time.
Zwane believes there is plenty of work ahead for the Amakhosi, however the early signs are promising that Chiefs will be a lots improved outfit this season.
“Ja seem you know, every so often football is a funny game, I suppose the past recreation we performed very nicely compared to nowadays and we misplaced the game,” Zwane said.
“Today we performed in patches however we had been medical in front of desires and it ought to have been more.
“But I’m so proud of frequently the youngsters, you be aware of who got here on and saved the very equal tempo, they took the game to the opposition due to the fact we had been already worried that we may also drop the tempo at some point and enable them returned into the game and as their confidence grew they may want to score at any given time from dead-ball situations or open play.”
And whilst Chiefs will usually be a team that look to play high quality unique football, especially under Zwane’s tutelage, the Amakhosi tactician knows that he desires to structure a strong shielding unit that is the foundation on which the whole thing is built.
He was once impressed with every other new signing Zitha Kwinika's marshaling of the troops from the back, while goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma will additionally work difficult at training to be at the degree anticipated of a Chiefs No 1.
“I suppose our defence did very well, led by way of Zitha Kwinika, so ja the defence did very well. What is important for us is preserving a clean sheet,” Zwane said.
“Also Bruce (Bvuma) did very nicely but made a few errors that he desires to work on however going ahead is never going to be easy, we still have a very lengthy way to go. It’s that in as an awful lot as we’re in a rebuilding section but we’re still grinding results.”
Chiefs’ early-season progress will be put to a big test this Saturday when they face champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld.
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