Arthur Zwane, coach of Kaizer Chiefs, has asserted that he is not concerned about his future at the club because they are working hard to find their winning DNA.
After suffering back-to-back defeats at the start of the year, the Chiefs’ losing streak continued on Saturday when they were defeated 1- 0 by DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sundowns won the game on a solo goal by Neo Maema in the 20th minute, extending their lead at the top of the log standings to 17 points.
That victory also meant that the Brazilians broke their own record of 11 league wins in a row, which they set in 2006-07.
Chiefs’ problems, on the other hand, worsened as the defeat dropped them to fifth place on the table, 22 points behind Sundowns.
During the build-up last week, Zwane stressed that he was not concerned about his future because they have a plan in place to recover from their recent string of poor results.
Despite suffering their third consecutive defeat, in which they conceded six goals, Zwane has maintained that he is still the right man to turn the tide at Chiefs.
“There’s always pressure at Kaizer Chiefs, whether you win or lose games. That’s part of the game. So, I’m still not going to panic,” Zwane said.
“We just have to keep on working hard. One day, God is going to answer our prayers because I believe we could have taken more points from the game.”
Chiefs performed admirably in the second half against Sundowns. So much so that they were unlucky not to score or leave with something from the game.
But that has been their season’s story, failing to be clinical up front while making silly errors at the back, despite the Chiefs recently beefing up their squad.
They signed striker Christian Basomboli to a three-and-a-half-year contract, and defender Thatayone Ditlhokwe will join them in July on a four-year contract.
Basomboli, on the other hand, has already joined his new club after leaving Zambian outfit Nchanga Rangers.
“We expect Christian to hit the ground running,” Zwane said. “But we don’t want to put him under pressure as other players can take the responsibility.”