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Johnson Clears Up Heated Petersen Altercation

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Cavin Johnson says he encourages his players to have a go at him about the heated incident with Brandon Petersen after the Soweto Derby.

Petersen was pictured after full-time having a go at the Amakhosi coach, which also could have perceived as complaining about an incident, which Johnson failed to clear up.

However, he stated he has no issues with the emotion the substitute keeper showed after they last 3-2 to Orlando Pirates at Soccer City and missed the chance to move into second place in the DStv Premiership.

“It was just a normal chat with the coach, we lost the game, what do we have to fight? [Yes] it’s normal, did you see Kevin De Bruyne tell Pep Guardiola to shut up? It’s normal, I want my players to react when we lose,” Johnson said.

“I want them to react! And if they react to me then I take all that on my shoulders because tomorrow I will fix up whatever the reaction is – then it’s football, I don’t want them to be mouses, they have to be people who come and question you.

“I have to question them because, in front of 100,000 people, nobody can hear each other, only the 11 players on the pitch that have to work.”

Chiefs take on Cape Town City next at Athlone Stadium on 30 March after the FIFA International break.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.