Cavin Johnson denies lack of depth behind Kaizer Chiefs' demise

Cavin Johnson denies lack of depth behind Kaizer Chiefs' demise

Embattled outgoing Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has denied that a lack of depth in quality led to the demise of the team this past season.

Johnson responded to questions after Chiefs' 2-0 loss to relegated Cape Town Spurs in their final DStv Premiership fixture at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. 

Amakhosi finished in 10th place on the log – their worst position in the club’s history, but Johnson refused to be drawn into revealing his opinion on the matter.

"I don't think [there's a lack of quality]. I think, when you play for Kaizer Chiefs, whether you've got 18 or 35 players, they all should have the same quality," said Johnson.

"They all should know what this badge is all about, or what this institution is all about, and when you analyse it like that – yes, we did have a lot of injuries this season, but whether it affected our rhythm, only God can tell us that."

For the first time in six years, Chiefs have finished outside the top eight , while their previous worst finish was ninth, which was in 2018/19 under Ernst Middendorp. 

With the club set to announce their new head coach during the off-season, it’s yet unclear how the team's poor results would affect Johnson's future and original position as Head of Youth in Naturena.

"At the moment, as I sit here, all I'm worried about is that, as a coach, I'm very, very heartsore, but as for the future, I'm going to have to see. But the answer to your question is, I'm not happy," he added.

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