Cavin Johnson: Kaizer Chiefs Interim Boss Addresses Turbulent Relationship with Loyal Supporters

Cavin Johnson: Kaizer Chiefs Interim Boss Addresses Turbulent Relationship with Loyal Supporters

Robert Abong'o
May 17, 2024 at 3:57 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are striving for a top-eight finish with two games left in the season
  • Interim coach, Cavin Johnson, has addressed the complex relationship with fans
  • The club's sporting director promised major changes and a new coaching staff

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Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson, has addressed the complex and often tumultuous relationship between the club and its passionate fanbase amid a challenging season for the Soweto giants.

With just two wins in their last 13 matches across all competitions, Amakhosi are in a precarious position.

They must battle to secure a top-eight finish in the remaining two games of the DStv Premiership season.

Kaizer Chiefs boss, Cavin Johnson, shouts instructions to his playersduring a past PSL match vs Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on November 11, 2023. . Phill Magakoe.
Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson, has reflected on the club's relationship with its fanbase after a torrid season. Phill Magakoe.
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This campaign has been marked by Amakhosi supporters expressing their discontent with the team's poor run of results, which has seen the club go through four head coaches in the past four years.

"There's always love and hate between Chiefs and their supporters, but I think there's more love because you can't please every one of the 16 million. As far as the season is concerned with us now, completing, we want to get the last two games on a positive note. The love will end on a good note, and then you know what it's like - you break up with your wife, but you always have to come back home, you have to apologize," Johnson said, as quoted by iDiski Times.

The Soweto giants will face Polokwane City this weekend at the FNB Stadium. The visitors are currently ninth and are poised to leapfrog the Glamour Boys with a victory.

Johnson also acknowledged the pressure of every Chiefs match, but remained optimistic about the club's ability to turn things around in the final two fixtures of the season.

As Chiefs look ahead to the 2024-25 season, the club is set to undergo a significant transformation, with a new coaching staff and a comprehensive approach to address the team's multifaceted issues.

As per Times Live, Sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr. stressed the importance of finding the right candidate to lead the club's resurgence, signalling the start of a major overhaul.

Kaizer Chiefs to make new appointments

Sports Brief reported Kaizer Chiefs could enter a new dawn next season following reports that no fewer than seven appointments would be made.

Molefi Nteski's appointment was criticised and was unpopular due to his lack of a positive track record.

Before he was appointed Chiefs senior team coach, he had never handled a professional side at that level.

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