Chiefs coach lauds youngsters' performance in league win

Chiefs coach lauds youngsters' performance in league win
Ashley Du Preez of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates a goal with teammates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United, at FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg on the 9 August 2022 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022. 14:59

With Kaizer Chiefs registering their first win of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership after a 3-0 win against Maritzburg United, coach Arthur Zwane was pleased with his side’s efforts, particularly from the younger players.

Amkhosi hosted the Team of Choice at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening and bounced back from their opening day defeat to Royal AM.

Compared to their first DStv Premiership encounter, Chiefs looked slicker on the ball, while also showcasing a desire to press the opposition in the final third.

Zwane praised his young players after the game, with the likes Ashley de Preez, Dillon Solomons and Yusuf Maart shining for Amakhosi in the tie.

The Chiefs coach also gave the thumbs up to Kgaogelo Sekgota and Mduduzi Shabalala, who contributed to the course from the bench.

“But I’m so proud of mostly the youngsters,” Zwane said in his post match interview to SuperSport.

“You know who came on and kept the very same tempo, they took the game to the opposition because were already worried that they dropped the tempo at some point.

“And allow them back into the game and their confidence grew and they could score at any given time from dead-ball situations or open play.

“But I must give credit to their team, they’ve got a very good team and a good coach but it wasn’t to be in terms of them getting a goal today.

“But I think our defence did very well, led by Zitha Kwinika, so yes the defence did very well. What is important today is us keeping a clean sheet.”

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