Sheppard: I’ve got Zwane’s back 100 percent

Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach, Dillon Sheppard, says he is behind head coach, Arthur Zwane, who has been under pressure this season.

Zwane replaced Stuart Baxter at the beginning of the season and was seen as someone who could bring back glory days to Naturena.

But with Amakhosi experiencing inconsistent results, some sections of the club fans have been calling for a change.

But Sheppard, who joined the team as Gavin Hunt’s assistant, says he is behind Zwane.

“My role as coach Zwane’s assistant is to assist him in every possible way,” Sheppard told “I am there for him as support and when times are tough he knows I’ve got his back one hundred per cent.

“When he goes home at night, hopefully he can sleep well in the knowledge that he has all the support that he needs in the world, because we know what this job is about, being the coach of Kaizer Chiefs and the pressures that come with it.

“He knows he’s got me totally behind him, 24/7, and whatever is needed, I’m there for that.”

Nedbank Cup is Chiefs’ last chance of winning silverware this season. Amakhosi takes on Casric Stars in the of the Nedbank Cup round of 16 and Sheppard believes that the club is in the right space.

“It’s important to approach the game with the right mentality because when you go into a game t’s about a quarterfinal berth waiting for us so we have to do what is required to win a football match and I think we are in the right space to ensure we go through to the last eight,” he said.

error: Content is protected !!