Zwane: I am still not panicking

Zwane: I am still not panicking

Even after suffering a third successive defeat, with Kaizer Chiefs still yet to score a goal in the new year, coach Arthur Zwane insists he’s not panicking.

The Glamour Boys lost at home again on Saturday night following a narrow 1-0 defeat against DStv Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns – the only goal of the match coming from midfielder Neo Maema. 

Zwane calls for calm.

"There's always pressure at Kaizer Chiefs. Whether you win games or whether you lose games. But as I said to you, pressure is part of the game. I'm still not going to panic, I just have to keep working hard. One day God will answer our prayers because I believe we could have collected maximum points today," Zwane said.

The Amakhosi coach felt his charges failed to take control of a game that was in their backyard, although the second half improved.  

"The challenge that we had in the first half was that even when we regained possession we gave them the ball. We were just tense, we were not ourselves and I kept on encouraging them to keep the ball and wait for the right moment. We had a terrible first half. 

In the second half, we looked much better. We pressed them again and created so many chances. It could have easily been 4-1 when I look at them now in the dressing room," Zwane concluded.