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Khanye Reacts To Chiefs’ Shock Nedbank Exit

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Junior Khanye says Cavin Johnson should shoulder the blame for the side’s Nedbank Cup exit against lower division Milford FC.

Chiefs, who are the record champions of the Ke Yona Cup, were eliminated from the tournament by Motsepe Foundation Championship side Milford FC on penalties after a goalless draw at FNB stadium in Sunday evening.

Before the shootout Ranga Chivaviro had a golden opportunity to give Chiefs the lead from the penalty spot in extra-time but he missed his spot-kick.

The cup was considered Amakhosi’s final chance to get silverware this season and their shock exit has been a massive blow for Johnson and the whole team.

Khanye, who has been a verbal supporter of the care-taker coach, believes that Johnson must take responsibility for his tactics in the game and for saying he didn’t need to go into the market in the last transfer window to bolster his squad.

“Why crosses?” said Khanye on iDiski TV.

“I mean he gave the instruction. They crossed the ball with one player in the box, Du Preez alone, where are you going to score?

“So I’m very disappointed in him Cavin specifically. The players I’m not even going to talk [about them]. They do wrong, wrong things, in a lot of areas. I mean some of them are senior players but they don’t improve, we need to be honest. When you look at the bench there’s not much quality.

“So they need to go back because there is a lot of work they need to do and Cavin needs to take today’s loss. He’s one of the coaches that I love the most but I’m pointing at him today.

“I need to be honest about his tactics because he even said in the media that I don’t need to sign anyone I’ve got a team. And his team showed him today, so I’m blaming him and his whole team.”

You can listen to Khanye’s full analysis of the Nedbank Cup last 32 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Milford FC on the official iDiski TV youtube channel.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.