Chiefs Cavin Johnson

Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson is looking to end trophyless seasons. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Cavin Johnson is in a comfort zone, says former Chiefs striker

“I have never seen a coach who is not under pressure to perform like I see Cavin Johnson,” says ex-Kaizer Chiefs forward.

Chiefs Cavin Johnson

Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson is looking to end trophyless seasons. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Mike Rapatsa has said the club’s current interim coach, Cavin Johnson, is too comfortable in his position.

Johnson took over from Molefi Ntseki last year in October and has steered Amakhosi in the right direction since.

Under Ntseki, Kaizer Chiefs lost five of their first 11 games.

Johnson had a good run in December, going unbeaten, but the second half of the season has seen the club struggle once again.

Their Nedbank Cup loss to minnows Milford FC has put the spotlight back on Johnson.

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Rapatsa believes the 65-year-old is relaxed and not worried about his position

“He is so relaxed as if he owns Kaizer Chiefs,” he told FARPost.

“I have never seen a coach who is not under pressure to perform like I see Cavin Johnson. It’s like he is being guaranteed something by the management. Every coach would be under pressure to perform by now.

“If the results are not forthcoming, you should be trembling. I mean is like there is a guarantee no matter what happens that he is there to stay,” he added.

Johnson struggling to get positive results for Chiefs

“But the same attitude rubs off on the players. If you look at the coach, he is so relaxed. If you look at the players, they don’t care.”

Kaizer Chiefs have only won seven games from 17 matches and lie sixth in the DStv Premiership.

Rapatsa said Johnson was not a top coach like Mamelodi Sundowns’ Rulani Mokwena.

“Let me be brutally honest with you. Cavin Johnson is not a coach. If we compare Johnson and Rulani Mokwena of Sundowns, who is doing his Job? It’s Mokwena. He is helping his players to get into scoring positions and doing so as a team. But I don’t see Cavin Johnson working hard,” he said.

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