Zwane hopes Chiefs promote Shield-winning starlets

Kaizer Chiefs MultiChoice Diski reserve team coach Arthur Zwane says he is hopeful that the club promote young talent to the first team as it saves money.

Zwane was in charge of the Amakhosi reserves as they claimed the inaugural MultiChoice Diski Shield trophy last weekend, following a superb victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

The former Chiefs star is currently assisting interim coach Patrick Mabedi in managing the first team, after the resignation of Steve Komphela in late April.

Speaking to Isolezwe, the 44-year-old mentor said that a successful youth development strategy would bear fruit for the Glamour Boys in terms of saving money and the implementation of a winning formula.

He said: "A player that didn’t grow up within the development structures of Chiefs is not the same as a player who grew up at Chiefs.

"The players that I am coaching need to believe in themselves once they play for the first team. We are wasting money by buying players that didn't grow up at Chiefs and get there and fail to make an impact.

"A way for the club to save money is to develop our own players. The players that won the Shield are between the ages of 16-17. And a few over 20 like (Yusuf) Bunting."