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Baxter offers support for under-fire Johnson

By Sapa | Aug 28, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

Kaizer Chiefs boss Stuart Baxter has tipped SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson to bounce back following a dismal start to the 2014/15 a premiership season.

United have suffered four defeats from their opening five games this season, which includes a loss to Orlando Pirates in the opening round of the MTN8, and Johnson appears early favourite to be the first managerial casualty this season.

Baxter, however, is more upbeat about his opposite number, drawing similarities from the United Kingdom and one of England's biggest clubs.

"SuperSport are a very solid club. They've got a good group of players and Cavin is a good coach," Baxter said at Chiefs' training base in Johannesburg on Thursday.

"David Moyes had a nightmare at Man United, Louis van Gaal is already having a mini nightmare. So good coaches also have bad times.

"Cavin will get it right if people allow him that time, but sometimes we're not given that time because there's media and supporters, and there's pressure from directors.

"We know that -- we're big boys. We get into the game and we know the rules, so all the speculation won't change the fact that they have got good players."

The two sides meet in a mouth-watering league clash at FNB Stadium on Saturday night, where Johnson will undoubtedly be under pressure for a positive result.

Chiefs consolidated their first place on the Premiership table on Wednesday, courtesy of a 2-0 win over Platinum Stars in Rustenburg --their third victory over Dikwena in 11 days.

Amakhosi became the first team since Mamelodi Sundowns in 2010 to win four out of four opening league games and the Soweto outfit already enjoy a seven point margin over fierce rivals Orlando Pirates and defending league champions, Sundowns.

The Soweto giants are unbeaten in seven games so far this season and last week booked their spot in the final of the MTN8, capping a massively successful opening month for the Glamour Boys.

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Papage

He will be History after Suterday Chiefs game, feel sorry for him, maybe Platinum Stars will take him back

Aug 28, 2014 2:34 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

How can they take him back , He left them just before the start of the season . Wrong decision made by him in the name of going for greener pastures ,Stars Bosses are having a last laugh after they took him to court trying to prevent him joining Supersport

Aug 28, 2014 2:54 | 0 replies

Mahungu

I miss the time where Tshwane vs Soweto the results will be unpredictable unlike the current useless Tshwane coaches who signing player left right and centre like in Lindela.

Aug 28, 2014 3:11 | 0 replies

kukuyalethosa1

I swear in the name of Shower (see my picture) that this Gavin Johnson dude is clueless about coaching and he'll be the first casualty of the season.

Aug 28, 2014 3:32 | 0 replies

Itjontji-Mali

this is bcoz of zuma

Aug 28, 2014 3:40 | 0 replies

Mthondolicious

its because he is not playing Jabu Mahlangu

Aug 28, 2014 4:4 | 1 replies
Aug 28, 2014 4:10 | 0 replies