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Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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Kaizer Chiefs needs to go back to their winning formula

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson feels Kaizer Chiefsneeds to embracre where they come from if they still want to anywhere in the PSL.

24-02-24 10:54
Cavin Johnson Kaizer Chiefs - Nedbank Cup
Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Cavin Johnson believes that Kaizer Chiefs need to embrace their heritage to find success.

Johnson believes that the culture of football at Amakhosi is sound.

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KAIZER CHIEFS GOING BACK TO THEIR ROOTS

The head coach believes that the club can get back to glory in the modern game.

“I always say, modern-day football is about being possession-based – press high – press low – play between the lines – play with set-pieces, all those little questions,” Johnson said.

“For me, the game hasn’t changed. It’s still played in a square, with a round ball and it’s still 11 v 11.

“The history of Kaizer Chiefs has always been based on possession and they always had players able to dictate the pace of the game. That for me is the important thing that we are working on.”

ICONS PAVE THE WAY

Johnson believes that past legends have defined what it means to be a Kaizer Chiefs player.

“It’s about how quickly you’d like to play the game, and at what pace would you like to play the game. When [Patrick] Ace Ntsoelengoe was around he would always kill the game, no matter where he was. That was the one thing that Kaizer Chiefs had always had. They had Ace playing on one side and Teenage Dladla on the other side who was like a jet, who would get the ball and the rest was history.

“Then in the Doctor Khumalo generation, you had the same thing who could kill the game with possession, and hit teams on the counter.

“So, we are still far off of that, and I think we are still building towards those areas where we were once dominant, and we haven’t lost yet since I’ve been here.

“It’s only winning that allows you to build a different culture.”

Kaizer Chiefs face Millford FC in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.