Calling for me to be fired is premature-Johnson


Black Leopards coach Cavin Johnson says calls for him to be fired from his position are premature.

Leopards continue to struggle under the former AmaZulu coach who is yet to register a victory since taking over in December last year.

In the 5 games under the 61-year-old mentorship, Lidoda Duvha have lost 4 and drew 1, including the 1-0 defeat by Cape Town City on Friday night.

There has been a lot speculation regarding Johnson’s future at Leopards suggesting that his job is on the line.

“You are never secured I read it this morning (that I am about to be fired) I think there must be 10 to 15 people who phoned but maybe it’s because I didn’t fly with the players (to Cape Town) that’s why,” Johnson explained.

“But yeah it goes like that, we will have to see. Like I said the difficult part initially was coming here (Cape Town), if you add the hours that I have coached this team now is probably not more than 15 hours and I have been here for just over a month so if that’s the basis who South Africans pressing for people to be fired then we are little bit premature,” said Johnson.

Leopards are stuck at second from bottom tied on 17 points with AmaZulu, Polokwane City and Baroka.

They host Stellenbosch on Sunday, February 2 at Thohoyandou Stadium.

By Ofhani Munyai


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