Cavin replaces Freese at Dikwena earlier revealed Freese had parted ways with the club following a meeting with management on Monday afternoon.

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Stars at a press conference today confirmed the return of Johnson to Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

The 56-year-old steered Dikwena to a second-placed finish in the League in 2012/13 behind Kaizer Chiefs, with Freese serving as his assistant at the time.

Johnson then switched alliances to SuperSport United the following season but was sacked in August last year, prompting the Tshwane side to recruit ex-Bafana Bafana boss Gordon Igesund.

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