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Johnson – This Is Chiefs Major Problem

Kaizer Chiefs caretaker coach Cavin Johnson believes his side’s main problem is that the players are not clinical enough to put their chances away.

The Glamour Boys who opted to play despite the sad passing of Luke Fleurs started the game on the front foot and had a few good scoring opportunities.

However, Chippa scored somewhat against the run of play after 20 minutes via Bienvenu Eva Nga and even added a second through Sinoxolo Kwayiba after 32 minutes.

Chiefs tried to find a way back into the tie but failed to get onto the scoresheet, with Johnson admitting his players are not calm enough in front of goal.

“Like you said, one step forward, two steps backward,” he told SuperSport TV.

“I thought the first 20 minutes of the game belonged to us, we entered their area where we supposed to score goals, probably 5-6 times. We break, we’re supposed to score but we don’t put it in the back of the net and then we suffer afterwards.

“Then we give away [two goals] – the first goal was very soft from an out-ball throw, the second goal we don’t put pressure on the ball and they also get into the box and they score two goals.

“Coming out their tails are high, we have to go at them. You see the second half, I thought we played in one half in the second half but again the goalkeeper makes a magic save with Sithebe’s shot, Ranga doesn’t put the ball in the ball in the net, Ashley doesn’t come into the box to get something out of it.

“We’re just not calm enough in the box, the rest I’m happy with, they put the effort.

“And the changes, I don’t think the changes changed the game so much. They were just not calm enough to put the ball in the back of the net.

“We’re gonna take two steps back now and come back and really, really work on what we’re trying to achieve, because right now we’re in a little bit of a whole, and the people that can get us out there are the players.

“So we take inspection in the players and take ourselves out.”

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Chiefs, who are now at risk of missing out on the top eight, now have 14 days to prepare for their next game against Richards Bay on 20 April.

David Kappel
David Kappel
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