Cavin Johnson Returns to South Africa, Closing in on Orlando Pirates Coaching Job

Cavin Johnson Returns to South Africa, Closing in on Orlando Pirates Coaching Job

  • Cavin Johnson has returned to South Africa and is linked with the Orlando Pirates job after Zinnbauer's departure
  • At first, it was reported that Johnson only came back to Mzansi because he had a family issue to attend to urgently
  • Orlando Pirates would do a good job by hiring Johnson because he has a proven track record in coaching football

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Cavin Johnson is reportedly close to becoming the new head coach of Orlando Pirates. The club has been without a coach since Josef Zinnbauer left, citing family reasons. Johnson is an experienced coach and Pirates would do well to get him to sign on the dotted line.

With Zinnabauer, the Bucs were under pressure to sack him but they continued with him until he left on his own. Social media users were calling for him to be fired after every game and ultimately, his spell ended on a sour note.

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Cavin Johnson has been heavily linked with the Orlando Pirates head coach job. Image: @OfficialPSL
Source: Twitter

Cavin Johnson was an assistant coach at Al Ahly and shockingly left Pitso Mosimane's side to come back to South Africa. The timing, which coincided with Zinnbauer's departure, fueled speculation that he would be joining Pirates according to The South African.

The possibility of Johnson joining the Pirates was swiftly denied, and later, a family member came forward to clarify why the former Supersport United coach returned to the country. He also told his manager to not answer any queries about coaching jobs.

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Johnson's manager now looks to have been doing exactly that, with sources telling The Citizen that he is in advanced talks with the Pirates to take over as their head coach.

"Cavin is experienced, he has won things and he now has vast knowledge and understanding of the Caf Champions League, which is a space that the team wants to find itself in," said the source.

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Stuart Baxter explains his rotation of goalkeepers at Kaizer Chiefs

In other soccer news, Briefly News previously reported that Stuart Baxter, Kaizer Chiefs' head coach, has explained why the Amakhosi have changed goalkeepers again for their match against Marumo Gallants.

During Sunday's goalless draw against Marumo Gallants, Stuart Baxter used his fourth different goalkeeper in six games this season.

The South African reports that after Itumeleng Khune, Bruce Bvuma, and Brandon Petersen were all given chances, the English tactician revealed why Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was pushed into the mix.

"We’ve got four goalkeepers that are potentially number ones. You can look at the long term of the club, the assets are Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Petersen," said Baxter.


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