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Johnson On Chiefs Transfer Plans As End Of Season Looms

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson sought to offer clarity on the club’s squad plans after being asked who is good enough to continue next season.

There have been suggestions that what was dubbed as the ‘fresh revival’ of Chiefs perhaps was done with the wrong personnel, as they go into the final game of the season looking to secure the final MTN8 spot for the 2024/25 season.

Chiefs’ trophy drought will now enter a decade, and with Johnson set to return to his Head of Youth role, he was quizzed about which players could continue with the incoming head coach which has yet to be decided on by the club.

“I think that it’s not my area right now to give you that number because, in an institution like Kaizer Chiefs, it’s done around the table,” Johnson said.

“I’m only part of the tick, there are other people who also have to make another tick, it’s not a one-man show, I think you’ve known this for a long time.

“If we have to say yes [this one must stay, or this one must go] then that’s Cavin Johnson’s idea, not Kaizer Chiefs idea, and this is how I think an institution like Kaizer Chiefs is operated from.

“It’s operated from a place of where there is more than one person making decisions on who brings players and who lets them go. I think it’s normal in any club all over the world.

“Yes, you have the person who sits in my seat, who is able to converse with you but in the back, there’s a conference that takes place for that to happen.”

Amakhosi have been linked with Alexandre Santos, Raul Caneda, Antonio Lopez Habas in recent weeks but it remains to be seen who will take over the reigns.

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.