We can win the league - SuperSport coach

Johnson will hope to replicate the style of the successful run he showed while still with Platinum Stars.

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JOHANNESBURG - SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson is full of ambition ahead of the start of the Absa Premiership season this coming weekend.

Last season Johnson took Platinum Stars to second place behind Kaizer Chiefs, earning him praise as one of the best coaches in the PSL.

The 54-year-old handed his resignation letter to Dikwena a few days after United had parted ways with their long-serving coach Gavin Hunt. Stars were eager to hold onto Johnson and initially refused to release him from his contract.

His new campaign starts with a home game against Free State Stars on Saturday.

Johnson projects a very successful campaign ahead and will be looking to replicate the same style of performance, this time with Supersport United.

He appears to be very pleased with the conditions and overall pre-season preparations at Matsatsantsa.

"This time of the season I'm going to win the league, you can ask any coach in the PSL, we all on zero."

Johnson says the calibre of players at SuperSport, their technical quality, mentality, the world class facilities and good management all form a formidable blend which gives them an opportunity of winning the league.

The coach has also confirmed Bevan Fransman will take over the captaincy from Thabo September.