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Lucas Radebe reveals what makes Cavin Johnson unique

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Radebe has shed light on what makes Cavin Johnson unique, highlighting a particular attribute that sets him apart from his peers.

Cavin Johnson took over reigns at the Soweto giants late last month following the sacking of Molefi Ntseki after a string of poor results.

His appointment was met with mixed feelings, with some questioning if the former Al Ahly assistant coach was the right man for the job.

And Radebe himself is on the record saying ‘To be honest, for me, I’m not sure anymore because I mean this is a big brand, Kaizer Chiefs.’

The former Bafana Bafana defender felt Johnson doesn’t have the pedigree to lead a team of Chiefs’ calibre.

Since taking over on an interim basis, the ex-SuperSport United mentor masterminded only one win over Cape Town Spurs in the DStv Premiership in three games. Johnson lost against Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates.

And the Glamour boys are 10th on the DStv Premiership standings, with a paltry 14 points on their tally.

Kaizer Chiefs legend Lucas Radebe speaks on one attribute that makes Cavin Johnson unique.
Lucas Radebe


However, the ex-Chiefs captain Radebe has outlined a key attribute that makes Johnson unqiue despite the pressure he faces.

Radebe says Johnson is a ‘father figure’, an attribute that has naturally earned him respect from the players.

“We can’t judge him with one game. There are so many games. You have to give him time. The season is still longer,” Radebe told FARPost.

“We are going to have many games as long as he lasts. He is a proper model in terms of being a father figure, he’s a father figure. I can see the players respect him, not only the players but everyone. The appreciation is there despite the pressure and the expectations.

“Cavin [Johnson] has a big task but there are a lot of expectations from inside and outside. He can do as good as he can.”

Interestingly, Johnson is yet to win any PSL silverware having coached AmaZulu FC, SuperSport United, and the now-defunct Platinum Stars.

He won significant titles with at Al Ahly albeit as Pitso Mosimane’s assistant coach. Together they won the Egyptian Premier League and CAF Champions League.

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