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Johnson Pleads: Things Got To Turn For Chiefs

  • April 21, 2024
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Johnson Pleads: Things Got To Turn For Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson confirmed that tempers flared in the locker room after their 1-0 defeat to Richards Bay at King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday.

Simphiwe Mcineka’s second-half goal from a Sanele Barns corner kick boosted Bay’s fight against relegation, while Chiefs slumped to their third consecutive defeat. Despite their loss, Chiefs should acknowledge the outstanding performance by Bay goalkeeper Salim Magoola, who was rightfully awarded Man of the Match for his saves throughout the game.

“We should have won the game in the first half,” Johnson told the media after the game.   

“Second half, it was little bit difference. But the first we had a lot of possessions. We got in the box quite a few times, we should have put combinations or calmness to score the goals, but it was not to be today. 

“I can tell you that my players in the dressing room are arguing with each other because these are the things we know we should be better, but it was not to be today. 

“Looking at things, it looks like Richards Bay have won the league and good luck to them. We must go back, and we must start again even though we got six games left now.”  

Johnson, like many recent Chiefs coaches struggling to revive the team’s fortunes, acknowledged the need for a change.

“The tie must turn for Kaizer Chiefs somewhere, we must get better in front of the goals,” pleaded Johnson.

“Because as far as ball possession is concerned, as far as playing the right players is concerned, I don’t think we are making those mistakes. But as far as putting the ball in the back of the net is concerned, we must be better.”

Chiefs’ next “home” match will be against SuperSport United at the alternative venue, Peter Mokaba Stadium, on Saturday (17:30).

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