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Cavin Johnson addresses Chiefs’ goal-scoring woes

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Kaizer Chiefs’ head coach, Cavin Johnson, has acknowledged the team’s struggles in front of goal, admitting it’s been a concern since his arrival.

Johnson addressed the media following a disappointing goalless draw for Kaizer Chiefs against Moroka Swallows. This result extends their scoreless run in 2024. 

Since Johnson, the former Al Ahly assistant coach, took charge, Chiefs have only managed to score more than once in a single game – a 3-2 victory over Cape Town Spurs in November.

Last weekend, Amakhosi were booted out of the Nedbank Cup after failing to get a goal against Motsepe Foundation Championship side Milford FC. Chiefs were knocked out after a penalty shootout, having missed a spot-kick during regulation time. Before their Nedbank tie, they had also played a goalless draw against 12th-placed Royal AM. 

Kaizer Chiefs forward Pule Mmodi

“Football is only nice when you see goals,” Johnson said. “[Throughout] my career, I’ve always believed in outscoring the opponent. If they score two, we score three. If they score six, we score seven.”

The former Black Leopards, AmaZulu FC and SuperSport United coach emphasised his focus on rectifying the situation: “We’re working on it, and hopefully, it will come right.”

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However, Johnson shifted the conversation slightly, suggesting a possible mental hurdle for the current players.

“It’s not about anxiety,” he clarified. “It’s a mentality thing. We’re dealing with that generation of athletes [who are constantly bombarded by social media]. You guys are writing, talking, TikToks, tweeting… Maybe I need to find a way to connect with them in that space to help them improve.”

With a brutal Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates looming next week, Johnson will be looking to get his team firing on all cylinders when they take on Golden Arrows on Tuesday night.

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