Siphelele Mthembu Compares Kaizer Chiefs’ Interim Coach Cavin Johnson to Pitso Mosimane

Siphelele Mthembu Compares Kaizer Chiefs’ Interim Coach Cavin Johnson to Pitso Mosimane

Raphael Abiola
updated at October 24, 2023 at 8:04 AM
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  • Siphelele Mthembu has aired his views on the appointment of Cavin Johnson as Chiefs' interim coach
  • The former Platinum Stars striker compared Amakhosi's new manager to Pitso Mosimane
  • The ex-Chiefs star explained why the former Al-Ahly assistant coach would succeed at his new job.

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu has compared Amakhosi's new interim coach, Cavin Johnson, to former Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane.

Johnson comes in as a temporary replacement for Molefi Ntseki, who was sacked earlier today after a poor run of form.

Johnson, who was the club's Head of Youth Development Academy, will still work with the team assistant coach, Dillon Sheppard.

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Cavin Johnson named Kaizer Chiefs interim coach. Photo: @KaizerChiefs.
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Mthembu, who played under Johnson at Platinum Stars, believes Chiefs' new interim coach can lead them to success, according to a report by iDiskiTimes.

The former South Africa national team striker went further to compare Johnson's style to Mosimane's approach during his time with Sundowns.

"He’s a typical Pitso style, Sundowns style back then. Also with that School of Excellence background, where you keep the ball when necessary to keep it, you counter-attack, play on transition, everything in one," he said.

The former AmaZulu FC forward also explained Johnson's style of play, when he was under his tutelage at Platinum Stars.

"It all depends on which team he’s with. For us during our time at Platinum Stars, it was easy because everyone was working hard so we were always on the attack, playing an open game," he added.
"I remember when we played against [Kaizer] Chiefs they said they liked playing against us, because we played openly, and we never parked the bus. He gave us no reason to fear, but to go forward more. As I said it was freedom, a fluid system, but maintaining your position."

Kaizer Chiefs sack manager Molefi Ntseki

Sports Brief earlier reported that Kaizer Chiefs have sacked Ntseki, and Cavin Johnson, who recently joined Chiefs as Head of the Youth Development Academy, will take over as the first team coach on an interim basis.

Club officials held a meeting on Monday, October 23, and Ntseki’s contract was terminated amicably by mutual consent.

The decision was reached following the recent poor string of results, and the parties agreed that it was time to go separate ways.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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