Kaizer Chiefs interested in Stephens

Kaizer Chiefs interested in Stephens Image via @Kaizer Chiefs on X

Kaizer Chiefs transfer strategy unveiled

To restore Kaizer Chiefs to its former glory, Cavin Johnson navigates the landscape of transfers with a touch.

Kaizer Chiefs interested in Stephens

Kaizer Chiefs interested in Stephens Image via @Kaizer Chiefs on X

Johnson, steering discussions on elevating the team’s quality, the need for official communication from the club hierarchy regarding strategic decisions. 

Kaizer Chiefs’ interim coach, Cavin Johnson, remains tight-lipped about the club’s potential mid-season transfers as the window opens on January 1, 2024. With the departure of Molefi Ntseki, Johnson is steering discussions on enhancing the team’s quality.

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Navigating Kaizer Chiefs’ Path

“I’m part of the discussion as to how to make Kaizer Chiefs better, and that includes a lot of things. So, to be specific, I don’t think I can say that,” stated Johnson, emphasising the broader objective of elevating the brand to its former glory, as quoted by SABC Sport

“But I’m part of a discussion to take the brand to where it was, and hopefully we’re able to get it to that level, because then you will get the correct answers and feedback from the right people, instead of these sources you guys have.

“I think I said the other day, when you asked me about all these things that’s going on in the dressing room, and I’m saying, ‘Tell the sources, let’s make a factory and we open up a sauce factory.”

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In the midst of uncertainty, Johnson maintained a diplomatic stance, ensuring that strategic decisions are communicated officially by the club hierarchy.

“It’s a conversation that takes place at a much higher level than myself included, but when the decisions are made, as a club, Kaizer Chiefs will then inform you guys correctly, ‘Guys, we want one, two, three, four,’ I think that’s the way I would like to answer that,” Johnson added.

“It doesn’t sound right for me, as a [interim] head coach, to come and say, ‘Hey, we’re weak, weak, weak – one, two, three, four.’ I’ve got to work with these players tomorrow, they’re going to ‘weak, weak, weak’ me also.

“So, at the moment, I think we’re getting a solid team together to compete for points, and hopefully we’re able to compete for something else other than points too, come the end of the season 2023/24.”

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Potential Targets and Defensive Boost

Regarding potential targets, Kaizer Chiefs could benefit from players like Khanyisa Mayo at Cape Town City, currently the league’s highest goal-scorer. 

Chiefs’ goalkeeper, Brandon Petersen, with 4 saves per game this season,which is ranked number one in the DStv Premiership, highlights the need for additional protection.

Considering defensive leadership, Mosa Lebusa of Mamelodi Sundowns, with his experience in winning titles, could fortify Chiefs’ defence. Another option is Rivaldo Coetzee, also from Sundowns, a versatile player with both defensive and midfield capabilities, bringing a calm and experienced presence.

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