Kaizer Chiefs appoint Sheppard and Zwane as Hunt's assistants

Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard join Gavin Hunt's technical team at Kaizer Chiefs
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The two young coaches will get the experience of working with first team players at Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs have announced Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane as Gavin Hunt's assistants for the next three seasons.

The move by the Amakhosi management doesn't come as a surprise after the media broke the news soon after Hunt's appointment last week. 

The Glamour Boys took to their social media platforms to unveil both coaches. 

Zwane is not new to the Amakhosi first team as he assisted Vladimir Vermezovic almost a decade ago, and this was soon after his shock retirement from professional football.

He also worked briefly with Ernst Middendorp before Shaun Bartlett was appointed as the club's assistant in December 2018. 

Upon Bartlett's arrival, Zwane returned to his old position where he was coaching the Amakhosi MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) team. 

He is also an assistant to Molefi Ntseki at Bafana Bafana albeit on a part-time basis as he's fully contracted to the Soweto giants. 

Now, with his promotion to the Amakhosi first team, the club may have to decide who will take over the coaching reigns from Zwane at MDC level. 

Meanwhile, Sheppard comes in to reunite with Hunt after the pair worked together at the now-defunct Bidvest Wits for many years. 

At first, Sheppard was coached by Hunt as a player and he decided to become a coach after retiring three years ago. 

He worked closely with the 56-year-old mentor before being handed the full-time job as the Wits MDC head coach. 

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Sheppard was linked with a possible return to Mamelodi Sundowns where he was earmarked for a role in the development. 

However, he chose Chiefs over their rivals, perhaps due to the role he will be playing in Hunt's technical team.  

The appointment of the three coaches by the Naturena-based side sees them follow in the footsteps of Sundowns whose coaching department comprises of South African-born coaches only.