Arthur Zwane, the assistant coach of Kaizer Chiefs, celebrates his 50th birthday on September 20, 2023. Born in Meadowlands, South Africa, Zwane has a long history with the club, having spent most of his playing career with them. He has won multiple prestigious titles, including the Premier Soccer League, MTN8, and Nedbank Cup.
Zwane’s journey with Kaizer Chiefs began in 2000, during a battle between Orlando Pirates and Amakhosi over affiliation. He made his debut on July 22, 2000, in a match against Wits University, contributing to a 1-0 victory. During the “Operation Vat Alles” campaign in 2000/01, he played a pivotal role in securing three trophies for the club.
Zwane scored 46 goals in all competitions for Kaizer Chiefs, appearing in 193 matches. However, he faced a challenging period in 2004 when he tested positive for Methyltestosterone, resulting in a two-year ban.
Zwane’s playing career concluded on November 4, 2009, in a match against Mpumalanga Black Aces. In May 2021, he returned to Kaizer Chiefs as the assistant manager, serving during the 2020/21 season. In June 2023, he was succeeded by the current head coach, Molefi Ntseki, and he resumed his position as an assistant coach.