Chiefs’ Zwane slams kasi football: It’s a circus

Kaizer Chiefs fans who enjoy a bit of showboating are in for a disappointment. Coach Arthur Zwane is not a fan of what he calls a circus.

KAIZER CHIEFS COACH ZWANE SLAMS SHOWBOATING

Following his famous advice to one of Amakhosi’s rising youngsters Mfundo Vilakazi and the viral videos on social media, Zwane was recently asked to share his views.

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According to the former winger, South African football will simply go nowhere if the public will continue to encourage youngsters to showboat.

“First and foremost our people need to understand what is flair,” Zwane said in a video that was shared by Mahlatse Mphahlele via Twitter.

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“If people in our country think flair is when you kneel down, wasting time and not eliminating people then that is not flair, that’s circus.

“We have so much talented players in this country but I don’t think we are guiding them properly. I don’t think we are doing any justice to help the game grow, as much as we love the game,” he added.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has a chat that Mfundo Vilakazi will never forget. Image: @SenzoSambo / Twitter

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BASKETBALL COMPARISON

The man known as “10111” continued to liken showboating to basketball freestyling in America, where freestyle players are not recognised as professional – and the PSL should do likewise.

“In America they tell you straight that those freestyle players can’t compete at the highest level in that league [NBA].

“Why? Because they’re freestyle players. We need to accept kasi football will never be close to DStv football. DStv football is business.

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“It is business because some of the players need to go and represent our national team.

“Our ladies [Banyana Banyana] just recently made us proud. Did you see any of those players kneeling on the ball wasting time? But the entire country is happy today.

“Why? Because they went there for business. So we need to teach our players that football is business today.

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“And for that matter football is a very, very short career.

Zwane concluded his view by making an example of how Mfundo Vilakazi later began to play more constructively in the reserve team, adding that kasi players never cope in the DStv Premiership.

Watch the full video below.

Meanwhile, Amakhosi will begin the new 2022/23 season away to Royal AM on Saturday 6 August.

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Kick-off is set for 17:30 at the Chatsworth Stadium.

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