Kaizer Chiefs coach Johnson

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs coach talks SASSA and potholes

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson is never predictable at press conferences. Here are his views on Saturday’s low supporters turnout.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Johnson

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson believes the Sassa grant, elections and potholes were connected to the lack of fans at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

CAVIN JOHNSON ON WHY KAIZER CHIEFS FANS DIDN’T ATTEND THE STADIUM

Due to wasted goal opportunities, the club known as the Glamour Boys, luckliy drew 0-0 with Polokwane City, and remained in eighth position.

HOW AMAKHOSI LINED-UP:

Goalkeeper: Bruce Bvuma

Right-Back: Zitha Kwinika

Central Defender: Given Msimango

Central Defeder: Thatayaone Dithlokwe

Left-Back: Sifiso Hlanti

Central Midfielder: Edson Castillo

Central Midfielder: Siyethemba Sithebe

Attacking Midfielder: Mduduzi Shabalala

Left Forward: Christian Saile

Right Forward: Ashley Du Preez

Striker: Ranga Chivaviro

Substitues: Itumeleng Khune, Njabulo Ngcobo, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Happy Mashiane, Samkelo Zwane, Aden McCarthy, Jasond Gonzalez, Donay Jansen, Mfundo Vilakazi.

The same event was made special as the day to honour Kaizer Chiefs legend Itumeleng Khune for 25 years service.

Asked why the fans came is such low numbers, Amakhosi coach Johnson said the political sitiuation must have had an effect.

“When you look back, and you look at what we’ve been doing, we are still one of the teams in the PSL with the most supporters in any one game,” the Kaizer Chiefs coach said via FARPost.

“So we expect more, [but] today we didn’t, you look back at what is happening around the country, there’s a lot of elections. People are saying let me go and elect so I can get Sassa more. Let me go see more, are they going to burn, are they going to fix our roads? So we [Kaizer Chiefs] are facing a lot fo competition, If I can say, in our sport.

“If we didn’t have that, and they found out we are being honoured [Khune], I’m sure our supporters would have been much more. But now they have to weigh up their options. Are they going to go close the potholes or go watch Kaizer Chiefs. They will say I want to go close the potholes because we are having problems in our communities. That for more is a lot. They have to think about all those things.

“Our supporters are all so very important to us. But like I said today they never came out in their numbers,” Johnson added.

FINAL MATCH OF THE SEASON

In the meantime, Kaizer Chiefs will train for the final week after the season before travelling to the Western Cape. Amakhosi will play match 30 away to the relegated Cape Town Spurs at the Athlone Stadium at 15:00. Kick off will be at 15:00.