Johannesburg – Kaizer Chiefs has announced the appointment of former Bafana Bafana midfielders Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard as assistant coaches to Gavin Hunt.
The duo will join the technical team this week with Zwane making a return after having been with the first team between 2010 and 2012.
Before choosing the coaching path, Zwane played for the Glamour Boys between 2000 and 2010 where he made 252 appearances with a contribution of 32 goals and winning no less than 12 trophies with Chiefs.
“We believe we have put a solid technical team together and we will give them all the necessary support they require. The wealth of experience among the three gentlemen is what we need to ensure we compete and build a strong team‚” said Kaizer Chief chairman Kaizer Motaung.
Sheppard was Gavin Hunt’s assistant at the now defunct Bidvest Wits.
He is a product of the School of Excellence and played soccer for 20 years, starting in 1997 with Seven Stars where he was coached by Gavin Hunt and he has represented South Africa at the U17, U19, U23 and Bafana Bafana.
Zwane and Sheppard will sit on the bench with Hunt, but will also work with the various youth side coaches to ensure synergy between the first team squad and Chiefs’ Youth Development Academy, particularly the MDC.