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‘He has been overlooked’: says ex-Chiefs defender on Cavin Johnson

A former Kaizer Chiefs defender has weighed in on the appointment of Cavin Johnson as the club’s new head of academy.

The former Al Ahly assistant coach was officially unveiled by Amakhosi on Friday afternoon. 

He joins the Soweto giants from La Masia, where he was assisting the Motsepe Foundation Championship side. 

Johnson’s role at the club will be  to provide full oversight of the Glamour Boys’ youth academy and scouting network, as explained by the club. 

The 64-year-old mentor comes in highly rated as he holds different coaching badges. He has obtained a UEFA professional coaching license, and coaching licenses via CAF, the Dutch Football Association and the Brazilian CBF.


Ex-Amakhosi defender Siphiwe Mkhonza has praised the appointment of the former Platinum Stars, SuperSport United, AmaZulu and Black Leopards coach. 

Mkhonza reckons that Johnson is the right man for the job.

“I think for me it’s a good acquisition. You can’t be a head of the School of Excellence if you are not good enough,” said Mkhonza on Metro FM [Sports Night Amplified with Andile Ncube]  

“For me, Cavin Johnson has been overlooked. He’s a very very good coach.”

Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr and newly appointed head of academy Cavin Johnson.
Kaizer Motaung Jr shaking hands with Cavin Johnson

Mkhonza went on to say that he would like to Chiefs expand Johnson’s role at the club. The defender wants coach Johnson have a say in the first team given his extensive experience of the beautiful game. 

“I would like to see them expanding his role, not only as a head of academy or development,” he added. 

“They also need to rope him in the first-team technical team because he’s more experienced and puts his inputs.”

Coach Johnson is looking forward to nurture the talent that will yield fruitful results for Chiefs. 

Johnson will hit the ground running at Naturena, as many people anticipate a lot from him.

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