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According to Zwane, it is difficult to find decent players. Standard of SA football decreasing?

As Kaizer Chiefs hope to modify their squad for next season, interim head coach Arthur Zwane says there's very little quality in the market, indicating that the norm of football in SA is dropping.

Once more the AmaKhosi management and loyal will be quick to concede that this season has been worse than average for them, they have neglected to perform to the norms they have set. Chiefs won 1-0 against Sekhukhune on Saturday at Ellis Park however stay fourth on the log. Anticipating the slow time of year, Chiefs have proactively begun making arrangements for the exchange window, writing down the names of potential volunteers fit for reinforcing the group.

Yet, Zwane is weeping over the absence of value in the market and accepts there aren't numerous players who can bear the tensions of wearing the Chiefs shirt. "We need to support the squad, we need to reinforce, we don't have a decision. We need to get players that can comprehend the tension and take it head-on," expressed Zwane in his post-match question and answer session. "Sadly, there aren't an excessive number of players out there that have the longing and nature of playing for a group of Kaizer Chiefs' type and the requests that accompany the obligation of playing for this club.

"We are headhunting, exploring and doing everything possible to get the right players to assist the young people we with having on the grounds that they are the eventual fate of the club." Asked it the norm of football in SA has dropped, he said: "It's a major issue, for us as well as for different groups also. You might see our public group is ailing. When groups like Chiefs and Orlando Privateers are not rivaling a Mamelodi Sundowns that has been doing great for a really long time, the norm of football drops in the country.

"There are such countless reasons and difficulties that see us ending up in this present circumstance as a country. We are wanting to make something happen. As far as the players, that is the reason we need to track down the right ones. Some of the time from the external you can see the player's quality and capacity however when they come to Chiefs, they break."

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