Cavin: I can handle the pressure


SuperSport were one of the casualties of the last-eight stage of the competition after they lost 2-1 to Pirates at Orlando Stadium this past weekend.

Before the start of the season, Matsatsantsa chairman Khulu Sibiya piled the pressure on Johnson by making it clear that the club has to win some silverware this season.

“All I need now is cups, cups, cups. He [Johnson] knows that,” Sibiya told the media late last month during the club’s launch of their playing kit.

With SuperSport now already out of the first cup competition of the season, the weight of expectations on Johnson’s shoulders is likely to be heavier.

On Saturday, Johnson’s charges will face Bidvest Wits at the Lucas Moripe Stadium hoping for a positive start to the League campaign.


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In a chat with, Johnson explains that the pressure that comes with being a coach of a topflight team is something that he has become used to. 

“We have pressure all the time so I will be able to handle it. We deal with these sorts of things all the time and the important thing is not to panic,” Johnson tells this website.

“We just have to work on our attacking style and make sure we play to our strengths. If we manage to do this, then we will be able to win matches.”

Asked to predict how many titles his team is likely to win this season, Johnson was cagey.

“To predict before the time comes can be the worst thing that a coach can do. I am just focusing on ways in which I can motivate the players to play at their best,” Johnson explains.