Cavin sees a big change in Ernst's Chiefs

Posted: 16 January 2019 Time: 14:00

AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson sees a big difference at Kaizer Chiefs under their new coach Ernst Middendorp.

Middendorp has overseen four wins and two losses in all competitions since replacing the sacked Giovanni Solinas at Naturena in December.

"Honestly, there's a huge difference there from what we saw under their former coach Giovanni Solinas," Johnson said.

"With Middendorp you can see a change in approach.

"They also have a new captain with [Itumeleng] Khune's injury."

Usuthu will host Amakhosi in the league in Umlazi tonight, with Johnson expecting a fired up opponent following the Soweto giants' 3-1 loss to ZESCO United in the CAF Confederation Cup in Zambia on the weekend.

"We know they are coming from a very hard loss," Johnson said.

"They will come to us to win but unfortunately for them the King [Zwelithini Stadium] has been good to us.

"Hopefully in the game he will keep on blessing us."

He added: "We played against other top teams, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, they didn't get a win here.

"We always give top-class performances here. We want to make sure we keep it like that."

Johnson reported no injury or suspension concerns for the match, which is scheduled to kick-off at 19h30 in Durban.

Chiefs are sixth on the log with 24 points from 17 games - nine points ahead of 13th-placed Usuthu, who were docked six points in September over a contract dispute with their former player Phineas Nambandi.

Article by: Nkululeko Dladla

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