We must defend our turf – Johnson
We must defend our turf – Johnson

Posted in News, Team News on Apr 02, 2024.

Having faced Cape Town City in the Mother City only last Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs are preparing to lock horns on Tuesday evening with another Western Cape team, Stellenbosch FC, in the DStv Premiership. Head coach, Cavin Johnson shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash with second-placed’ Stellies’ with www.kaizerchiefs.com:

On playing games in quick succession:

The dynamics have been different. We haven’t had this many back-to-back games since I have been with the team. We returned from Cape Town on Saturday night and had a regeneration session at 02:00 in the morning so as to allow the players to rest all of Sunday, which is the best recovery. Today (Monday) we train, and we’ll be ready for tomorrow.

On Facing Stellenbosch:

We will need to have a better performance than on the weekend. They are near the top of the league, and not for no reason. They are a very good side and we’ll have to have all our ducks in a row to compete with them, but they are coming to FNB (stadium) and if we are not aggressive and arrogant on our own home ground then we won’t get what we are looking for.

On chasing a CAF Champions League spot:

It is our intention to fight for every point still available in the remainder of the season. We still believe we can make it. If you don’t believe, you may as well pack it in. As Kaizer Chiefs, we’ll never do that.

Message for the Amakhosi Faithful:

As always, the support of our fans plays a big role in inspiring the players on the field. We would love as many of our fans to come to the game and support us to show that when you play away to Kaizer Chiefs, you play against the crowd too. FNB (stadium) must be a fortress, where no team looks forward to playing, and no team comes to win.

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