Kaizer Chiefs make shocking Johnson decision ahead of Nabi arrival

Kaizer Chiefs axe has landed on former Amakhosi interim coach Cavin Johnson, the Soweto giants have confirmed.

The 65-year-old ex-Al Ahly assistant coach failed to convince the management that he could be considered for the coaching role after his struggles to steer the team forward following Molefi Ntseki's firing.

In the 2023/24 season, Chiefs recorded the worst finish in the Premier Soccer League after finishing 10th.

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“Kaizer Chiefs have agreed to an amicable parting of ways with head of Academy, Cavin Johnson,” the Glamour Boys confirmed.

“Johnson joined Kaizer Chiefs in September 2023 to take up his role at the Club. The departure is part of the restructuring process that the Club is undertaking.  

“We wish to thank Mr Johnson for his contribution to Kaizer Chiefs and wish him well in the future.”

The story behind the Johnson-Chiefs relationship

Johnson – who is a Uefa Pro Licence holder, was appointed the new Head of Academy at the club on September 22, 2023. 

His stint in the junior role didn't last long; Ntseki was fired after just 13 games in charge, with Johnson coming in as caretaker coach.

Apart from the aforementioned unwanted finish to PSL, he failed to deliver in the Nedbank Cup where the Glamour Boys were eliminated by second-tier side Millford FC.

Club's Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jr. confirmed at the end of the season that the former SuperSport United coach will be retained but in his initial role at the Academy, only for them to make a U-turn and release him.

Arthur Zwane might now be confirmed as the new Head of the Academy in the next couple of days.

Kaizer Chiefs make shocking Johnson decision ahead of Nabi arrival
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