Kaizer Chiefs Cavin Johnson

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

WATCH: Will Kaizer Chiefs fans accept Johnson’s apology?

Kaizer Chiefs fans have received an apology from coach Cavin Johnson, but it remains to be seen if supporters are in a forgiving mood.

Kaizer Chiefs Cavin Johnson

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Considering Kaizer Chiefs’ history, legacy and massive supporter base, there is always great expectation that follow every move of the club each season.

Yet, the fact of the matter is that Chiefs’ shock Nedbank Cup last 32 defeat to minnows Milford FC has effectively resulted in what will turn out to be a ninth season without a significant trophy for the Glamour Boys.

With Chiefs essentially out of contention for the league title, and no other major trophies up for grabs for Amakhosi, it’s understandable that the massive contingent of fans will not be in a forgiving mood.

“I apologise to our 16 million supporters,” said the Chiefs interim head coach Cavin Johnson after the latest disappointment. “I am sure they will have been able to see the game .. it is not that we allowed them to come at us. We tried the best we could to get as far as we could, with the trophy drought as it is. Now we have lost, so the only thing we can do is repay the people by playing properly in the league.”

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Kaizer Chiefs fans, you can watch the apology message below:

Missed chances

Johnson lamented the team’s failure to capitalise on dominant periods of play.

“Not a good day at the office for Chiefs, we had like 80% possession of the ball as the other team sat back the whole game and from the first whistle for the game, we had four clear chances besides the other 15 that could have gone in,” Johnson said after the game at FNB Stadium.

“But there were four clear ones and we missed a penalty, when you think about the game and having two clear chances in the first 15 minutes, we don’t put it away and towards the end of the first half we don’t score a penalty with two minutes to go…

“There’s so many moments we didn’t score the goals and didn’t dominate the opponent correctly and we lost the game on penalties, but like we always say, you try and score and play until the fat lady sings and today she sang for the opposition.”