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Kaizer Chiefs new coach Cavin Johnson set for baptism of fire

Kaizer Chiefs stand-in coach Cavin Johnson is aware that he is in for a baptism of fire when his team take on Golden Arrows.

Johnson is determined to tap into the spirit of Kaizer Chiefs to get the players firing once again.

Cavin Johnson set for baptism of fire

He is approaching his task with humility, but fans will be hoping to see the famous Kaizer Chiefs swagger return soon.

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“I come with my little bit of coaching knowledge that I have and mix that with the Kaizer Chiefs cloth,” Johnson said in a chat with

“What is the cloth of Kaizer Chiefs? What has made Kaizer Chiefs tick for so many years? Forget about non trophies, trophies, that’s out of the window. I’m talking about the fabric of Kaizer Chiefs. For me, in the last five days that we have been together, the players seem to understand what the fabric of Kaizer Chiefs is. 

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“That’s just coming from my perspective. It’s been a good week of training, it’s been a positive week of training, not only from the players, but everybody that is involved at Kaizer Chiefs and that I am thankful for.”

Kaizer Chiefs need a result against the grain

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With Golden Arrows having started this round of matches in second on the PSL log, despite dropping to third with SuperSport’s Thursday night win over Royal AM, and Johnson expects a tough fixture.

“We are playing the second team on the log; yes, the league is still young. This is not my history, this is Kaizer Chiefs’ history, wherever they play it’s always a cup final. 

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“Whether you play number one or two, it’s a cup final. It’s going to be a cup final for us, for as long as we are here it will always be a cup final, no matter what game we play. We are going to do our best to have momentum going forward into the league.”

Johnson added that the response to his appointment from Kaizer Chiefs fans has been largely positive but he is ware that pressure is always about.

“I’ve not had this type of reception for a long time and it’s not about now, because I am busy with the first team, it has been before then as well, when I was busy with the youth,” Johnson said. 

“I’ve had a lot of positives while I have been involved with Kaizer Chiefs. I am very happy from a personal point of view that I have been able to get that off the ground and that I am able to see that and even more so now with the players that I see that as well.”

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