Cavin Johnson Chiefs

Cavin Johnson. Photo: ©BackpagePix

Cavin Johnson: ‘I can build a team at Kaizer Chiefs’

Former SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson has been talking up his prospects of coaching Kaizer Chiefs since Stuart Baxter’s sacking. 

Cavin Johnson Chiefs

Cavin Johnson. Photo: ©BackpagePix

Former SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson has been talking up his prospects of coaching Kaizer Chiefs since Stuart Baxter’s sacking. 


Chiefs confirmed they had parted ways with Baxter last week, and Johnson has made no secret of his interest in the job. 

Johnson was first linked with Pirates

Johnson’s last job was as an assistant coach to Pitso Mosimane at a very successful Al Ahly side. He then shocked many in the South African football fraternity, by returning to the country. Immediately upon his return, he was linked to the Orlando Pirates job as his landing coincided with the departure of former Buccaneers coach Jozef Zinnbauer. Now, however, the veteran coach has put his hand up for the job of their fierce rivals Chiefs, and has not been shy about that. 


Over the past couple of months, Johnson has been asked a lot about the Chiefs job amongst others, but has been very cautious on his replies. Now according to iDiskiTimes who cite his interview on Front Runner, the former Platinum Stars has revealed why he had opted to tread carefully on the topic in the past. Johnson then also went further and made a bold statement about a potential appointment. 

Confirms he could build a team at Chiefs

“last week I said I won’t talk about it, because the man has still got his job and it’s coaching ethics. But now that it’s out in the public, yeah, the people have been talking, I’m honoured. I’m really, really honoured and I think Kaizer Chiefs, yes we can go there, and we can build a team. I believe you can build a team, but you have to have the people around you that’s prepared to build a team quickly. There’s a quick fix, and like Rob has said, there’s a quick fix that can happen soon, but inside of that, there has to be a path as well.” Johnson said. 


Johnson then continued to outline the type of coach Chiefs would need in this instance. 

What type of coach do Amakhosi need?

“They need is to get someone to be able to intertwine with what they have now and make sure that they go forward positively, Because Chiefs cannot take a back step. like Rob said, a Stellies or an AmaZulu, they can’t take that step. For them to take that step back, it’s a non negotiable, they can’t take that step back, they can only go forward. They cannot take a step back because they are, and I say this in all respect, they are the biggest club in the SADEC region, and they have to respect that. It’s time they have to respect that, themselves.” Johnson continued.

Johnson clearly seems to know what Chiefs need, but will he be afforded the opportunity to be that coach? Only time will tell.