...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Amakhosi management at Kaizer Chiefs are in search of an additional coach to join Arthur Zwane in the team.
This move could potentially alter the dynamics of the coaching system at the club.
Candidates for Co-Coaching Role at Chiefs
Management is seeking an experienced and successful coach who can guide Zwane and help restore Kaizer Chiefs to their former glory in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Here, we explore three potential candidates who could join Zwane at the club.
1) Manqoba Mngqithi:
Mngqithi emerges as the most obvious choice due to his significant achievements with Mamelodi Sundowns, the dominant team in South Africa and the PSL for the past six seasons.
He has prior experience working as a co-coach alongside Rhulani Mokwena at Sundowns, demonstrating his ability to collaborate effectively.
With his recent demotion at Sundowns, this presents an excellent opportunity for Amakhosi management to bring him on board.
2) Dillon Sheppard (Chiefs Assistant Coach):
Sheppard, who currently serves as Zwane’s assistant, played a crucial role in inspiring Kaizer Chiefs’ run to the 2021 CAF Champions League final.
While he could be seen as the natural successor to Zwane, it is unlikely as the team requires the guidance of more experienced coaches to support the two young coaches (Zwane and Sheppard).
3) Pitso Mosimane:
Mosimane is the dream pick for many Kaizer Chiefs fans.
With recent links suggesting a possible exit from Al Ahli, and considering his South African roots, it is speculated that he may become available.
The club is in dire need of a coach of his stature and experience to turn their fortunes around.
However, it may be challenging to secure his services as he has been linked to other prominent clubs such as Wydad Casablanca, Zamalek, and even Nigeria’s national team.
Despite this, there remains a glimmer of hope, as the unexpected often occurs in football and returning home could be a compelling factor.
Kaizer Chiefs’ management is actively considering potential co-coaches to support Arthur Zwane.
The shortlist includes notable candidates such as Manqoba Mngqithi, Dillon Sheppard, and the highly sought-after Pitso Mosimane.
The ultimate goal is to bolster the coaching staff and provide the necessary experience and expertise to guide the team back to success.