It’s no secret that Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane is currently facing issues and does not have the same level of backing he did when he was first appointed. According to reports, the club had already contemplated hiring an experienced coach to help Zwane and assistant coach Dillon Sheppard. Initially, the club considered Molefi Ntseki, who already has a prominent role directing the academy and first team at Chiefs.
Ntseki, on the other hand, indicated happy with his current job and declined the offer. The Chiefs allegedly reviewed their choices after Zwane and Sheppard struggled during the season.
There were also hints that Zwane and Sheppard were not interested in receiving assistance from an experienced coach. They trusted in their own project, but after receiving bad results, the club began looking into alternative options. Manqoba Mngqithi, the assistant coach at Mamelodi Sundowns, was one possible option. However, the recent revelation that Mngqithi still has a year left on his Sundowns deal has prompted Chiefs to look for alternatives.
Another name that has emerged in recent reports is Cavin Johnson, an experienced coach who has worked with clubs like Al Ahly, SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Platinum Stars. According to Soccer-Laduma, Johnson has been offered to Kaizer Chiefs as a potential solution to their current situation. However, as of now, no official developments have been announced regarding this offer. The club is aware that they would need to buy out Mngqithi’s contract from Mamelodi Sundowns if they were to pursue him as an option.
Meanwhile, Cavin Johnson is well-known in South African football circles and has extensive coaching expertise. Pitso Mosimane sought him advice and skills during their time together at Al Ahly, where they won both the league and the CAF Champions League. The Kaizer Chiefs must carefully assess their alternatives and decide on the best course of action to handle their coaching demands. The presence of an experienced coach like Johnson might provide the club with stability and support.