JOHANNESBURG – Former Kaizer Chiefs star Arthur Zwane was thrilled at being named as Bafana Bafana assistant coach - despite being disappointed that the recent cancelled international friendly against Zambia because of the recent xenophobic violence in the country.
“I received a call from Safa through its football manager Bobby Motaung,” said Zwane. “It was unexpected but when such opportunities are presented to you, you embrace and honour the invitation with both hands.
“It is a career-changing and breakthrough moment for me as a coach. It is good for Chiefs as a club to have coaches that have the ability to support the national team. While I was still playing, I didn’t think I would be a coach one day,” adds Zwane.
“While growing up in Meadowlands, I was approached by the local youngsters to assist them with coaching their team,” recollects the soft-spoken Zwane.
“These youngsters were involved in playing in the local tournaments. They were not so organised, but I was able to bring build structures for them to follow.