Supersport part ways with Cavin Johnson

The team CEO confirmed the club has parted ways with the coach on mutual terms.

Cavin Johnson. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - SuperSport United have parted ways with their coach Cavin Johnson with immediate effect, the club statement said.

The team's CEO Stan Matthews confirmed that the club has parted ways with Johnson.

"We've had two coaches in 13 years and changing of coaches is not something we want at the club. But, like all PSL clubs, we also have results-driven and want to compete with the best in the country in both the short and long term. The spate of recent losses does not reflect the quality in our squad."

Johnson, however, has acknowledged his axing but says on his part he did all he could to build the team.

"I was mandated to rebuild the team. I reduced the average age of the squad to 23 and we finished our first season in fifth position which was an improvement from the previous season.

He says results could not come as he was busy rebuilding the team, but pressure to produce results put him on a back foot.

"This season we signed new players and again promoted from the academy, but it takes time for team to gel and for results to come. Unfortunately management wanted immediate results and that does not always work when building a young team for the future."

The club said their under-19, Kaitano Tembo, will take charge of the team for Saturday's match against Kaizer Chiefs and will be will be assisted by academy technical director Kwanele Kopo and Webster Lechaba.

SuperSport United says it will make an announcement on the future coach at the appropriate time.