• Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has pleaded with Chiefs fans to remain patient with coach Arthur Zwane.
  • The Chiefs may have won their last league game against SuperSport United, but they are still outside the top eight.
  • Kalisi, who will lead the Springboks in Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against the Pumas, is a Chiefs fan.

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Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has asked Kaizer Chiefs fans to be patient as the club gradually finds its footing under Arthur Zwane.

Chiefs will be in Macufe Cup match against Royal AM at the Free State Stadium on Sunday as the FIFA International break is in full swing.

They went into the international break after a 2-1 win against SuperSport United at the FNB Stadium last week.

Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana scored a brace in his first start for Chiefs as the result saw Fefeni’s Glamor Boys claim their third win of the season.

That put them on 11 points and ninth on the log, eight points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

As the Boks prepare for their crucial Rugby Championship game against Argentina on Saturday, Kolisi has made it clear who he supports in the country in a lighthearted and humorous departure from rugby.

“I’m an athlete, and I also go through seasons where things are difficult,” Collisi said.

“They’re not going to play bad or lose. They work hard every day to be good, and sometimes things don’t work out.

“The only thing I can tell them is that they have to keep working hard and keep pushing.”

Kalisi said Zwane is doing everything he can to get the club in shape and fans should understand that this is Zwane’s first season at the club where things can go wrong before they get right.

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“It’s also the first season of coach Arthur Zwane and I’m pretty sure he’ll be fine. He’s still on his toes and will know what’s going on,” Kolisi said.

“There is a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but for us as fans, we have to keep supporting and believing.

“Semi-lovers can worry all they want, but in the end, afanama bokuthula noxolo bakukubuya (people of love and peace will return to normal).

– They will come.

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