Former Kaizer Chiefs Winger Singles Out Cavin Johnson for Blame After Nedbank Cup Debacle

Former Kaizer Chiefs Winger Singles Out Cavin Johnson for Blame After Nedbank Cup Debacle

Babajide Orevba
updated at February 26, 2024 at 2:09 PM
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  • Junior Khanye has expressed disappointment as Kaizer Chiefs exit the Nedbank Cup
  • Chiefs wasted a handful of chances against Milford FC, which later haunted them
  • The visitors went on to win the extra-ordinary encounter after a penalty shootout

Former Kaizer Chiefs star, Junior Khanye, is not impressed after the club crashed out of this season's Nedbank Cup.

AmaKhosi were eliminated from the tournament in the Round of 32 by the low-ranked Milford FC.

Cavin Johnson's side missed a number of chances in the game, which they dominated from start to finish.

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Junio Khanye faults Cavin Johnson's tactics as Kaizer Chiefs crash out of Nedbank Cup. Photo Credit: @KaizerChiefs.
Source: Twitter

Milford FC were reduced to ten men in extra time, and Ranga Chivaviro fluffed a golden opportunity to give Chiefs the lead from the penalty spot.

The visitors went ahead to win the tie 5-4 after a penalty shootout, dealing a massive blow to Chiefs' hopes of winning a title this season. Khanye was utterly disappointed and blamed the coach for his tactics in the game.

The one-cap Bafana Bafana star told iDiski TV:

“So, I’m very disappointed in him, Cavin specifically. The players, I’m not even going to talk [about them]. They do wrong, wrong things, in a lot of areas. I mean, some of them are senior players, but they don’t improve; we need to be honest. When you look at the bench, there’s not much quality.
“I need to be honest about his tactics because he even said in the media that I don’t need to sign anyone I’ve got a team. And his team showed him today, so I’m blaming him and his whole team.”

Cavin Johnson issues apology

Sports Brief earlier reported that Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson, apologised to the club's extensive fanbase after another disappointing loss, extending the team's trophy drought to almost a decade.

Looking ahead, the manager stressed the importance of focusing on the league and vowed to bounce back.

Chiefs, currently trailing 14 points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, are scheduled to face Moroka Swallows in their upcoming fixture at FNB Stadium on Sunday, March 3.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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