Chiefs coach Zwane defends Ngcobo: ‘I believe he was upset with himself’

2022-04-28 02:31:00 PM

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has defended his defender Njabulo Ngcobo for a tantrum that followed the centreback's substitution in Amakhosi's 2-1 DStv Premiership defeat to Lamontville Golden Arrows in Durban on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has defended his defender Njabulo Ngcobo for a tantrum that followed the centreback's substitution in Amakhosi's 2-1 DStv Premiership defeat to Lamontville Golden Arrows in Durban on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has defended his defender Njabulo Ngcobo for a tantrum that followed the centreback's substitution in Amakhosi's 2-1 DStv Premiership defeat to Lamontville Golden Arrows in Durban on Wednesday.

ByMarc StrydomNjabulo Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs is calmed by teammates after his argument with goalkeeper-coach Lee Baxter (not pictured) after the player reacted angrily when he was substituted in the DStv Premiership match against Golden Arrows at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu, Durban on April 27 2022.

Image:Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePixKaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has defended his centreback Njabulo Ngcobo for a tantrum that followed the player's substitution in Amakhosi's 2-1 DStv Premiership defeat to Lamontville Golden Arrows in Durban on Wednesday.

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Smart move. It should just be a small matter that doesn't need media frenzy. It happened last season between J Klopp and S Mane. That's just how it is after a match when things are bad Zwane will never be taken serious, condoning ill-discipline after wasting 6 points. Not a head coach material. Sorry.

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28 April 2022 - 12:15 By Marc Strydom Njabulo Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs is calmed by teammates after his argument with goalkeeper-coach Lee Baxter (not pictured) after the player reacted angrily when he was substituted in the DStv Premiership match against Golden Arrows at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu, Durban on April 27 2022.Zwane brushes off Ngcobo outburst Apr 28, 2022 - 10:12 am By Staff reporter Premiership Arthur Zwane has looked to downplay defender Njabulo Ngcobo's outburst at being substituted during his side's 2-1 defeat to Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership clash on Wednesday.by.Chiefs' Ngcobo Banking On KZN Support 5 Apr 26, 2022 - 03:55 pm By Soccer Laduma Kaizer Chiefs defender Njabulo Ngcobo is banking on Amakhosi's massive support in KZN to overcome Golden Arrows in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday.

Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has defended his centreback Njabulo Ngcobo for a tantrum that followed the player's substitution in Amakhosi's 2-1 DStv Premiership defeat to Lamontville Golden Arrows in Durban on Wednesday. Ngcobo appeared low on confidence and made the costly error with a stray pass that led to Arrows substitute Siboniso Conco's 60th-minute equaliser. Ngcobo was substituted in the 73rd minute after being viewed to be at fault for Arrows' equaliser. Moments later he gave the ball away again, leading to Saziso Magawana curling an effort past the left upright. Chiefs' co-coaches Zwane and Dillon Sheppard took the defender off, replacing Ngcobo with Daniel Cardoso in the 73rd. Scroll through the gallery to see the most ill-disciplined teams in the DStv Premiership this season "I believe Njabulo was a bit upset at himself that he gave the ball away in the wrong areas and we were punished," Zwane said post-match. #KaizerChiefs #OrlandoPirates #DStvPrem Ngcobo appeared unhappy with the decision, and seemed to shy away from Zwane's offer of a handshake as he came off.  "We want to thank supporters for supporting us.

Goalkeeper-coach Lee Baxter angrily remonstrated with Ngcobo. "I was a player myself so maybe he was upset, I believe he was upset at himself and he feels he could have done better there. After that the player angrily gesticulated and was calmed by teammates. Ngcobo has come in for criticism on social media, but Zwane felt the defender actually was angry at himself for his mistakes, and the situation got out of hand. "Unfortunately, he decided to play the ball back or he was trying to play it short and couldn't see the danger, so we got punished. “I believe Njabulo maybe was a bit upset at himself,” Zwane said. “He gave the ball away in the wrong areas and we were punished. "Football is a game of mistakes, it's a game that teaches us to be better, as much as I expected him to do better – that was his decision he made on the day on the field and we got punished from it. In Durban, Chiefs is a big team.

I don't view it as something where other people may see it as bad. Njabulo Ngcobo Fight With Lee Baxter 😳 #kaizerchiefs #dstvprem “I don't see it that way." Chiefs will next host Cape Town City in a rescheduled DStv Premiership fixture on Saturday. I was a player myself, so I believe he was upset with himself. “We feel he could have done better.. Because we have said you don't play the ball back — try to play the ball forward.

Or he was trying to play it short and couldn't see the danger, and we go punished for it. “As a player you can do that — that's football. Football is a game of mistakes, and a game that teaches us to be better. “As much as I expected him to do better that was his decision at the end of the day. But we learn from it, and we move on.

” It was not the best defensive afternoon all-round for Chiefs. They conceded Michael Boy Gumede's 86th-minute winner for Arrows softly from a near-post header from a free-kick. Zwane said Chiefs panicked rather than calmly pressing home the advantage of their 1-0 lead that came from Khama Billiat's 18th-minute strike. “I'm obviously disappointed. We were in control of the game,” the coach said.

“And then in the second half we decided to give goals away cheaply. With a bit of character it would have been a different story. Arrows didn't pose so much of a threat for us to panic the way we did. .