Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson

Cavin Johnson shoulders blame for Chiefs’ defensive mishaps 

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 Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has taken full responsibility for his team’s recent defensive struggles.

Cavin Johnson has admitted that the four soft goals they conceded in their two last DStv Premiership matches were his ‘mistakes’.

The coach’s admission comes as Amakhosi are set to tackle their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in the highly anticipated Soweto Derby.

The league clash will take place at FNB Stadium today at 15:00. In the two games at the helm as interim coach since the departure of Molefi Ntseki at Chiefs, Johnson lost 2-1 against Golden Arrows and registered a 3-2 win over Cape Town Spurs.

 Kaizer Chiefs invested a lot in their defence this season. They brought in three highly rated defenders the trio of Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Given Msimango and Luke Fleurs.  

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 “We conceded four very easy goals. I think if I spilt it into context, I think the four we conceded were really my mistakes,” said Johnson.

“I do know four goals I conceded; the two (against Cape Town Spurs) were mistakes from my players. When we played the ball, the first one we lost the ball in the middle, we played the wrong pass and they scored.

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“The second one we were six at the back, there were two of their players in the box. One player got the ball, he scored the goal.

“The same one against Golden Arrows we made a mistake in the attack. We lost the ball they switched the ball to the left-hand side crossed the ball Knox (Mutizwa) got it.”

Cavin Johnson further stated that solving the problem of conceding soft goals will be a long process. “So, it’s a process, I’ve been involved in two games four goals [conceded], four goals [scored] not a bad return which means I get a zero [goal difference],” added Johnson.

“But it’s a process that we need to go through. There are a lot of things that we need to work on, we don’t have the time now. After the derby [and FIFA international break] we have a lot of time on our hands.”

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