Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson juggles domestic and continental obligations
Posted: 11 January 2017 Time: 14:20
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson underlines how important it is to create a positive balance as his side have both league duties and CAF Confederation Cup obligations to attend to in 2017.
“We have got to be careful at how we do it because we have got to improve our positing at home in the PSL. We also want to go to CAF Confederation Cup and prove ourselves there," Johnson told the club's official website.
"We have a lot of planning and thinking going on behind the scenes."
Fortunately, as the 58-year-old coach points out, the club have a sustained period of inactivity that they are able to utilise in order to ready themselves.
“With AFCON break, it gives you a preseason. We are able to do some things positively,” said Johnson. “We concentrated on checking their weight and checking the percentage of fat and things like that.
"Then we went to the field and played football. What a better way to introduce someone to the game they love than playing football. There was no jogging or sprinting and cross country running.
"We played football to loosen up, to get stronger and get the playing better. They have got to be football fit and not athletic fit. To get match level fitness, there’s got to be football."
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