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Fans want Arthur Zwane to replace Cavin Johnson as coach. Image: X

“We tried our own products but failed” – furious Kaizer Chiefs fan calls for imports

So what’s the solution?

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Fans want Arthur Zwane to replace Cavin Johnson as coach. Image: X

Kaizer Chiefs fans are growing increasingly anxious about the uncertain managerial situation at Naturena.

Amakhosi hot seat situation is getting hotter

Take your pick as to who might eventually succeed interim coach Cavin Johnson and become the permanent Kaizer Chiefs boss. Pitso Mosimane, Alex Gallo, Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Nasreddine Nabi, Raul Caneda, Rui Vitoria and Manqoba Mngqithi have all been mentioned as possible candidates. Our writer also has a theory around Sekhukhune’s Lehlohonolo Seema. However, we’re no closer to knowing the identity of the man Amakhosi’s board will entrust with the responsibility.

“I think Raul Caneda is suitable for Chiefs, we’ve tried our own products but failed. So better go for import.” – said one South African reader, referring to the club’s insistence on backing South African bosses, an approach which hasn’t yielded results in recent years. Chiefs are still waiting for their first trophy since scooping the league title in 2015 under Englishman Stuart Baxter.

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Kaizer Motaung Jr, Football Director (left) and Bobby Motaung, Football Manager (right) at the FNB Stadium. Image: X.

Seema is a serious option

43-year-old Lehlohonolo Seema is at the start of his journey. He hasn’t had the glitziest jobs but is building up an impressive body of work across South Africa’s football pyramid. He’s enjoyed various roles at the now-defunct Bloem Celtic, the caretaker manager tole at Black Leopards and then head coaching jobs at Chippa, Golden Arrows and Polokwane City. Sekhukhune hired Seema in November 2023. In just four months, he’s overseen 10 league matches. He’s won five of those, with three draws and two defeats, the most recent reverse coming against champions-elect Sundowns on 23 April. This is a serious football team punching above their weight in a big way. If this man isn’t being strongly considered, the Amakhosi top brass simply aren’t paying enough attention.

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Sekhukhune United unveil Lehlohonolo Seema. Image: @SekhukhuneFc/X


  • 27 April vs SuperSport United (H) – 17:00
  • 02 May vs Mamelodi Sundowns (H) – 19:30
  • 11 May vs AmaZulu (A) – 17:00
  • 18 May vs Polokwane City (H) – 15:00
  • 25 May vs Cape Town Spurs (A) – 15:00
  • TBC – TS Galaxy (A)
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Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

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