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Cavin shown the door - Igesund said to be next in line

By Mazola Molefe | 2014-08-29 06:40:43.0 | COMMENTS [ 18 ]

IT never quite looked like a match made in heaven, so it comes as little surprise that coach Cavin Johnson has been sent packing by SuperSport United four games into the Absa Premiership season.

He is set to be replaced by outgoing Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund.

According to sources at the Tshwane club, Johnson's assistants Kwanele Kopo and Kaitano Tembo will take over as interim coaches starting with tomorrow's Absa Premiership clash away to Kaizer Chiefs.

Igesund's contract with the SA Football Association expires only on Sunday.

Johnson becomes the first coach to be sacked this season after a decision taken immediately after SuperSport lost to Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday - a third defeat in four Premier League matches.

A statement confirming that Johnson will leave the club after a turbulent 13 months is expected today.

Igesund is expected to rope in Serame Letsoaka, his right-hand man at Bafana, as an assistant.

When contacted last night, Igesund denied he'd agreed to replace Johnson and would team up with Letsoaka and Alejandro Heredia.

"I haven't spoken to anyone and I don't intend on doing that because my contract with Safa only expires on Sunday. I have been reading in the newspapers and on social media about this job and I just laugh it off."

In his last words as head coach of Matsatsantsa, Johnson bemoaned missed chances and said his players were scared to lose and lacked tenacity.

"It was a poor loss against Aces. With all due respect, they were bottom of the log [before beating SuperSport] and we have quality players. We were just never able to punish them, maybe because the players also felt the pressure because we've only won one game. The problem is the mentality and tenacity when you are in the last third to be able to read the game," said Johnson.

As it turned out, his time was up at SuperSport, who handed him a three-year contract last June and tasked him with aiming for the league title and more.

But Johnson could not emulate the success of Gavin Hunt, a three-time championship winner in his six years with Matsatsantsa, and was given an ultimatum of four games after an MTN8 quarterfinal exit earlier this month.

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MrMonaP

He was asking for it, how can you let Gyimah go???? Doutie????

2014-08-29 08:00:20.0 | 1 replies

CHUCKNORRIS1106

That's true Pontshman.

2014-08-29 08:24:56.0 | 0 replies

mgijimi

ja Johnson am sure you miss Dikwena now, it serves you right

2014-08-29 08:08:00.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

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

2014-08-29 08:18:38.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Jabu Mahlangu will finally get a chance

2014-08-29 08:19:10.0 | 0 replies

Mahungu

Pitso is next........never pursue money over passion. this is what is called suicidal move.

2014-08-29 08:23:00.0 | 0 replies

fokofpolisiekar

and P. Stars did not want him to leave but he was big headed after just one successful season with Dikwena and he thought he has arrived

2014-08-29 09:05:55.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Well said but uyarhalisa

2014-08-29 09:09:01.0 | 0 replies

Dandan

the man was begged to remain with Stars he refused here you are , he led to his downfall , dug his own grave sleep on it

2014-08-29 09:23:53.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

He dug his own grave in the name of going for greener pastures

2014-08-29 09:28:18.0 | 1 replies

Dandan

alwyas green pstures have sh!t

2014-08-29 09:51:29.0 | 0 replies

sdakwa

Sorry Coach, but with Chippa around there is hope that you will be employed sooner than you expect.

2014-08-29 10:33:35.0 | 0 replies

Nzwere

Sorry Cavin, mara le wena you talk too much man, Just like Zecca Maques...

2014-08-29 10:39:53.0 | 0 replies

Maduvula

Allen Freeze will make way.

2014-08-29 12:00:06.0 | 0 replies

Mthondolicious

askies Johnson, mara ulayekile kancane ngoba bowungadlalisi uJabu Mahlangu. de arrogant crybaby Mosimane will follow u soon!!

2014-08-29 12:04:54.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Yebo bekanomona ngoba u Jabu udumile ukundlula yena

2014-08-29 13:27:21.0 | 0 replies
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