Kaizer Chiefs on Thursday announced the appointment of Arthur Jabulani Zwane as head coach of the senior team on a three-year deal, effective immediately.
“The plan we have been working on for many years of appointing Arthur as our Head Coach has come to fruition,” said Club Chairman Kaizer Motaung.
“We would like to take this opportunity and congratulate coach Arthur Zwane for this big appointment.”
Soweto-born Zwane has previously stood in as the head coach temporarily at various times in the past – most recently in April following the departure of Stuart Baxter – where he led the team for the final seven league matches of the 2021/22 season.
Earlier in the campaign, the 48-year-old affectionately known as “10111” during his playing days at Chiefs, took the helm for three matches leading up to the festive break during the Covid-19 outbreak in December 2021.
Zwane was also in charge towards the end of last season, overseeing the team in the last two DStv Premiership matches of the 2020/21 season and the two-legged CAF Champions League semi-final against Wydad Casablanca.
As a player, Zwane enjoyed an illustrious career as a skillful winger, amassing 32 goals in 252 appearances in all competitions for Amakhosi.
“After seeing his passion for the game and his willingness to learn, we have been looking to bring him through to lead the senior when the time is right and we believe that time is now,” said Motaung.
“We are also grateful that he has been patient and continued to work hard to advance his coaching skills and abilities by educating himself, which is key in the modern game.”