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Johnson – Chiefs Were Bullied

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson admits the team was bullied at the start of the season but is hopeful the tide is now turning after three consecutive league wins.

Chiefs have moved up to sixth place after slender wins over Moroka Swallows, Polokwane City and Richards Bay.

While they secured three clean sheets with Bruce Bvuma in solid defensive displays, the side of the club sees it as expected wins, and perhaps ones that need to showcase dominance – something not evident based on chance creation and goals.

“You remember when the league started people were bullying Chiefs, and remember that’s the cloth I was talking about, we need to make sure we get to that level, and getting there is major, it will take us a while to get there,” Johnson said about their lack of cutting edge.

“Where we know what we do, it’s like for example Vele with his wife, he knows exactly when she goes left, he goes right because he’s going to get to the other side, we know each other, my wife and I – we know how we move, we know what we do.

“That is the cohesion you need to have in the team with the magnitude of Kaizer Chiefs, we spotted it, I see it as well, we need to get there [bullying] teams but to get there is difficult, like I said we were bullied at the start of the season.

“Now after three games, maybe the bullying is over, maybe we going to get more confident, based on what we do on the training pitch.”

Chiefs will face Sekhukhune next Saturday at the Peter Mokaba Stadium to end of their 2023 before the Africa Cup of Nations 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.