Cavin Johnson has been appointed as the interim coach of Kaizer Chiefs, replacing Molefi Ntseki who was sacked after a poor run of results.
Johnson, who was previously the assistant coach of Al Ahly under Pitso Mosimane, will have to deal with the pressure and expectations of the Amakhosi fans, as well as the possible sabotage from some of the players.
Calvin Johnson Needs To Manage The Players And Cope With The Pressure
According to Kaizer Chiefs legend Lifa Gqosha, Johnson will have to manage the players and get the best out of them, as some of them may be compromising the coaches.
Gqosha told Sowetan that Johnson has the experience and the credentials to take the club somewhere, but he will also have to cope with the pressure from the supporters who are frustrated with the team’s performance.
Molefi Ntseki Was Compromised By The Players, Says Gqosha
Gqosha also blamed the players for Ntseki’s exit, saying that they made silly mistakes and could not score goals.
He compared Ntseki’s situation to a bus driver who gets fired every time the bus breaks down, instead of looking at the real problems.
He said that it was unfortunate and uncalled for that Ntseki lost his job in that manner, and urged the players to man up and take responsibility.
Calvin Johnson’s First test against Golden Arrows
Next Kaizer Chiefs Match!
⚽️Golden Arrows vs. Kaizer Chiefs
🗓Saturday 28 October 2023
🏟Mpumalanga Stadium, KZN
📺SuperSport PSL 202
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— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) October 24, 2023
The match will be played at Mpumalanga Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal.
Chiefs are currently eighth on the DStv Premiership table with 11 points from nine games, while Arrows are second with 17 points from 8 games.
Johnson will hope to start his tenure with a win and boost the morale of his team.