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Johnson On Whether He Still Has Backing Of Chiefs Players

Kaizer Chiefs caretaker coach Cavin Johnson has insisted the players still believe in him despite their recent poor run of results.

Chiefs, who have won only one of their last eight games in all competitions, are somewhat struggling in 2024 and have dropped down to eighth place on the log.

After recent defeats to rivals Orlando Pirates in the derby and this week’s 1-0 loss to Stellenbosch FC, questions over Johnson’s long-term future at the club have been raised.

However, Johnson believes he can still change the fortunes until the end of the season and has the backing of the dressing room.

“Always. I believe that,” he replied when asked whether he thinks the players still believe in him,” he told reporters.

“And I think we are still together, and they haven’t given up hope. It’s like we say you get a sucker punch goal against you and you cannot break the opposition down, which is normal in a football match.

“Maybe it looks like it’s happening too often to us. We need to find the right player to score the goal. And we, as a group, are struggling to get that.

“We thought Ash had it, but we can’t rely only Ash. We’ve got to rely on Mmodi, we’ve got to rely on Saile, we’ve got to rely on Shabba to at least chip in somewhere.

“And then we get better but not to be tonight. And maybe your question is valid to a certain extent but I can tell you straight that me and the team we are still together.”

Chiefs, who suffered the tragic loss of Luke Fleurs on Wednesday evening, remain scheduled to face Chippa United in East London at 15:00 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the PSL confirmed that all games of the DStv Premiership and Motsepe Foundation Championship will hold a minute of silence in Fleurs’ honour this coming weekend.

David Kappel
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