Johnson issues apology to Chiefs fans for early Ke Yona exit

Johnson issues apology to Chiefs fans for early Ke Yona exit
Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson

by Thando Mpembe

Monday Feb 26, 2024. 13:39

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has apologised to the hordes of Amakhosi supporters after being dumped out of the Nedbank Cup by 10-man Milford on Sunday.

The Glamour Boys suffered a shock 5-4 defeat to the Motsepe Foundation Championship club in the shootout following a 0-0 draw after extra time at the FNB Stadium.

Ranga Chivaviro blew the chance to win it for Chiefs in the 111th minute when he had a penalty saved by Siphamandla Hleza, with Vusumuzi Mthabela having been sent off for the visitors just moments earlier.

Edson Castillo then ballooned his spot-kick over the crossbar as the Soweto giants lost on penalties to exit the cup competition at the first hurdle for the third time in four years.

Johnson admitted they let their passionate fanbase down and has vowed to improve his side’s fortunes in the DStv Premiership, where they sit sixth in the standings, 14 points adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

“You have to apologise to the 16 million supporters that we have. I am sure they will be able to see or they have seen the game on television,” Johnson said.

“It’s not that we allowed the team (Milford) to come at us, I mean they never had a shot at goal I think. We tried the best we could in order to get as far as we could in this particular tournament and with the trophy drought as it is at the moment, the only thing we can do is to repay back the people by playing properly in the league.”

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