Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane admits that certain players are “not good enough” to play for the Soweto giants after failing to end their campaign on a positive note.
The Glamour Boys were forced to settle for a point in the final game of the campaign after they played out to an entertaining 2-2 draw with Soweto rivals Swallows FC at the FNB Stadium this past weekend.
Njabulo Ngcobo opened the scoring for Amakhosi before a brace by Dillon Solomons from the penalty spot handed Swallows the lead, but Bernard Parker failed to find the back of the net as both sides shared the spoils in the final Soweto derby of the season.
Zwane was left frustrated after his side had to fight back from a goal down to secure a point, admitting the club has been “nursing some of the players’ feelings for far too long”.
“I think it’s there for everyone to see,” Zwane said post-match. ” I can say things that people might see different and people think I know too much or that I’m too harsh on players but, the reality is, we know that we don’t have good enough players to play for this club.
“We have players who can play for this club, but [they are] not good enough. We can’t keep repeating the same mistakes. As I said earlier on, are we improving? And it kills the coaches [because it looks] as if the coaches are not preparing the players.
“Look at the goals that we’ve been conceding, let alone that we’re not creating goalscoring opportunities. Look at today, we were too flat. After scoring the goal, it’s like we didn’t want to play anymore, we said, ‘It’s fine, you know, we’re good with the 1-0 lead’.
“We didn’t want to go forward, we didn’t want to run like we were tired. So, I don’t know from what because we had at least the full week to prepare and also recharge our batteries to be ready for this game.
“So, those are the things that obviously talk to us as a club and as to going forward who should be part of the team and who should not be part of the team and we’re going to be realistic with that. I think we’ve been nursing some of the players’ feelings for far too long now, so things have to change.”