Cavin Johnson refuses to disclose Kaizer Chiefs weak points

Cavin Johnson refuses to disclose Kaizer Chiefs weak points

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has refused to give much away regarding what kind of players they are looking at, with the mid-season transfer window only a month away.

Come 1 January 2024, clubs will once again be able to bolster their squads as they look to mount a final challenge for whatever remaining silverware in the second half of the 2023/24 season.

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Johnson, who stepped in to fill the vacant head coach position on a temporary basis after the club parted ways with Molefi Ntseki, gave a diplomatic response when asked about their transfer targets.

"I'm part of the discussion as to how to make Kaizer Chiefs better, and that includes a lot of things. So, to be specific, I don't think I can say that," said Johnson.

"But I'm part of a discussion to take the brand to where it was, and hopefully we're able to get it to that level, because then you will get the correct answers and feedback from the right people, instead of these sources you guys have.

"I think I said the other day, when you asked me about all these things that's going on [in the dressing room], and I'm saying, 'Tell the sources, let's make a factory and we open up a sauce factory."

Pressed on whether there were ongoing discussions over potential gaps to fill, particularly with the striking department having largely underperformed, Amakhosi's Head of Academy insisted it was a conversation best had with the club hierarchy.

"It's a conversation that takes place at a much higher level than myself included, but when the decisions are made, as a club, Kaizer Chiefs will then inform you guys correctly, 'Guys, we want one, two, three, four,' I think that's the way I would like to answer that," he added.

"It doesn't sound right for me, as a [interim] head coach, to come and say, 'Hey, we're weak, weak, weak – one, two, three, four.' I've got to work with these players tomorrow, they're going to 'weak, weak, weak' me also.

"So, at the moment, I think we're getting a solid team together to compete for points, and hopefully we're able to compete for something else other than points too, come the end of the season 2023/24."

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