Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has thanked Amakhosi chairman Dr. Kaizer Motaung for putting his trust in him and admitted it’s an honour to coach the club.
The former Al Ahly assistant, who also had stints as head coach with Platinum Stars, SuperSport and AmaZulu, among others, will be in charge of Chiefs’ game at Golden Arrows on Saturday.
“Firstly, I would like to thank the Chairman, Dr. Kaizer Motaung, for seeing enough in me to have the faith to put me in charge of Kaizer Chiefs,” he told the club’s website.
“I am sure he thought long and hard about his decision, because he knew what he brought me here to do, which is to develop diamonds in the academy.
“But when he felt, in his wisdom, that he needed me somewhere else, I accepted his proposal.
“To be given the opportunity to coach Amakhosi, one of the world’s great footballing institutions, is a great honour for me.”
Johnson also insisted that he will do everything he can to end the club’s current poor run of just one win in seven matches.
“[I] devote every bit of experience and knowledge I have gained throughout my career to get the team back to winning ways and playing football the Kaizer Chiefs way, that delights the fans and draws more people to the matches,” he stated.
Chiefs, who were knocked out of the MTN8 semi-final by Mamelodi Sundowns and the Carling Knockout Cup Last 16 by AmaZulu, currently sit in eighth place in the DStv Premiership after starting the 2023/24 campaign with three wins, two draws and four defeats.
On Saturday, they face second-placed Golden Arrows, who sit six points ahead of them with a game in hand.