Kaizer Chiefs Coach Arthur Zwane Declares War on Partying and Boozing
- Zwane is putting his foot down when it comes to the off-field activities of his players
- The club made the headlines last year about a rotten culture that had set in among its on-field employees
- Tasked with delivering the Amakhosi's first piece of silverware since 2015, Zwane is focusing on weeding this out as a starter
The days of drinking, smoking and general partying mayhem at Kaizer Chiefs appear to be over.
Coach Arthur Zwane is determined to cut out this detrimental factor as the club aims to end its near eight-year-long trophy drought.
He said to IOL:
“I don’t like players who drink and smoke. I am the most difficult coach to work with. Discipline comes first with me, and I always remind them that I don’t like players who drink and smoke for many reasons.
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“I don’t go to parties, even if it is something happening at home. I will show up for one hour and leave. I am not saying they mustn’t socialise. I am saying a complete footballer needs to know what he wants in his career.”
Former Amakhosi players Leonardo Castro and Daniel Cardoso sensationally exposed a disturbing culture that included some players arriving at training drunk.
Gerald Modabi admits playing while drunk
Former Premier Soccer League football player, Gerald Modabi told an anecdote for the ages.
The ex-Orlando Pirates and Dynamos midfielder added humour to the dark aspects of 'alcohol culture', which affects many current and former players in South Africa and beyond.
In the middle of a discussion on SuperSport's absorbing talk show Sitting With Stan, Robert Marawa asked Modabi if he once played under the influence, to which the ex-player responded quite memorably.
Ex-Chiefs star dated boss' mistress
Mthokozisi Yende disappeared off the face of the local football world, without any explanation or warning.
The talented left-footed midfielder gained attention for his exploits at what was an exciting University of Pretoria team at the end of the 2000s, before Kaizer Chiefs swooped in on him among many prestigious suitors.
Somewhere along the line, however, his career slowed down, before it ended abruptly while he still had mileage in his legs. The 38-year-old believes an off-field indiscretion is to blame.