Extra Time: Chiefs have been slow to act since sacking Molefi Ntseki last month, and this inaction will be their downfall.It has been over a month since Kaizer Chiefs fired their former coach Molefi Ntseki, and in football, time is money.
Cavin Johnson took on the role of caretaker coach immediately, while Arthur Zwane, Ntseki’s former assistant coach, was demoted to the development side.
These changes were expected to improve things at Amakhosi, but everything remains stagnant at the moment.
The club announced that they were searching for a permanent coach to replace Ntseki.
However, more than a month later, Johnson is still the interim trainer, which is very unusual for a big football club like Chiefs that should be serious about competing for trophies.
Various names have been mentioned as potential replacements for Ntseki, including Pitso Mosimane, Brazilian Alexandre Gallo, ex-Wydad Casablanca coach Svan Vandenbroeck, and Manchester City’s external analyst Raul Caneda.
But the Soweto giants are taking too long to decide on a man who would be entrusted with rescuing their season.
The season is approaching the halfway stage, and swift decisions need to be made now.
It seems like Johnson is on trial, but time is running out.
Although experienced, Johnson has done little to convince fans and neutrals that he can end Chiefs’ eight-year trophy drought.
In the four games he has been in charge, there has been no change in play, and his style of football does not inspire confidence that he is the right man for Amakhosi.
What is happening at Chiefs is typical of their mistakes in hiring coaches and signing players since 2015.
It seems they have not learned anything at Naturena.
Now is the time for Amakhosi to be decisive and give themselves a chance in the Nedbank Cup instead of repeating the same mistakes over and over again.