Johnson and Mugeyi backing Dutch


The pair feel that Oranje's 5-1 win over the defending World Cup champions last Friday demonstrates that the Dutch have the ability to go on and lift football’s most prestigious trophy.

It was sweet revenge for the Dutch, who lost to Spain in the Final of the 2010 edition of the tournament in South Africa.

Johnson – the coach of SuperSport United – says that the Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben-inspired victory was a strong statement.

“Holland always have a chance when it comes to world cups, you can never rule them out,” he tells

“They have good players and showed great technique in their victory over Spain. They really made their intentions clear,” he adds.

His views were echoed by Mugeyi, AmaZulu’s assistant coach.

“Over the years, Holland have produced very good players but have been unlucky in some of these major tournaments,” Mugeyi notes.

Captain Van Persie, Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Nigel De Jong and Dirk Kuyt are the survivors of the Dutch team that reached the 2010 Final.

“They certainly have the quality to do well and I am supporting them. I think this will be their year,” Mugeyi adds.
Besides Holland and Spain, Chile and Australia are the other teams that make up Group B. Spain have a must-win game against Chile tonight if they are to have any chance of progressing to the next stage.