Kaizer Chiefs defender Siyabonga Ngezana has explained how his long relationship with coach Arthur Zwane played a crucial role in his match performance.

The 25-year-old has made 13 PSL appearances for the Soweto side in the 2022/2023 season. But in some of those games, Ngezana made mistakes that set him up for heavy criticism from the AmaKhosi faithful.


Speaking to the media on Wednesday Ngezana explained that the strong relationship he has built with coach Arthur Zwane over the years has helped him overcome all his struggles.

“I think it’s all about the mindset, also that the coach believed in me a lot,” he said.

“I worked with coach Arthur from the development team. So he knows my strength and weaknesses. I also believe in him, and I don’t want to let him down,” said Ngezana

Kaizer Chiefs defender Ngezana opens up on relationship with Arthur Zwane
Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane

“So, every chance I get to play for the first team, I try to do my best.”

Ngezana also explained that mistakes are part of this game, and they don’t discriminate whether you’re a great or experienced player, occasionally every player does find themselves in the same circumstance.

“And I think I am not the only player who makes mistakes, it happens with the best players [too].

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He added that being criticised by the supporters makes players grow and become better.

“The critics are part of our business [game], they make us better players and not remain in the comfort zone,” added Ngezana.

The Sebokeng-born player has also scored two goals for the Glamour Boys this season.

By Sinolwetu Tompela