October 25, 2023

Exi-Chiefs Star Endorses Cavin Johnson

Former Kaizer Chiefs player, Siphelele Mthembu, is confident that Cavin Johnson will do just fine as the club’s new interim head coach.

Last month, reports indicated that Johnson – who was also recently appointed as the head of the club’s academy – was being earmarked as a replacement for Molefi Ntseki.

Clearly, these reports rang true, as Ntseki was sacked from his position on Monday, 23 October following an inconsistent start to the current season. He was subsequently replaced with Johnson.

Speaking to a local media outlet that same day, Mthembu showed his support for Johnson: the duo previously worked together at Platinum Stars.

“He’s a typical Pitso-style, Sundowns-style back then,” Mthembu explained. “It all depends on which team he’s with. For us [at Platinum Stars], it was easy because everyone was working hard, so we were always on the attack, playing an open game.”

He went on: “All in all, what made us tick was just the [fluidity] of tactics, whether you play up front or in midfield and believe in players. [Johnson is] like a brother, father, cousin, uncle – he will show up in all forms just to reach and understand us.”

Johnson’s first outing as coach will take place this Saturday, 28 October at Mpumalanga Stadium, where they will take on Golden Arrows.

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