Arrows take aim at Johnson's job


Under-pressure AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson is facing Golden Arrows in a do-or-die encounter at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday. 

Johnson's job is under threat as the club still seeks their first maximum points of the season, form that finds them sitting right at the bottom of the Absa Premiership log after four matches.

Usuthu this season have lost three matches – against Bidvest Wits, Polokwane City and Highlands Park – and only collected one point, which was against off-form Orlando Pirates.

One of their worse enemies this season has been conceding unnecessary goals in key moments of matches.

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Johnson's team has been struggling for consistency in the last two-and-a-half seasons, although the most positive part is the way they have managed to bounce back when everyone and everything is against them.

Last season they started the campaign like a house on fire despite losing six points due to a legal case, and made King Zwelithini Stadium a hunting ground where no one came back alive.

This may have saved the coach because they lost out on the top eight as things went south from January, eventually ending up amongst the teams who were fighting against relegation.

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This time around it seems like patience has gone out of the window for the club management, which makes this encounter against Abafana Bes'thende vital for the former Dikwena coach.

The clubs have played against each other 21 times in league competition with AmaZulu winning 11, Arrows eight, and two draws.

Johnson will look to players like Andre De Jong, Lehlonoholo Majoro and Bonginkosi Ntuli to help Usuthu get their first victory of the season, while on Steve Komphela's side Knox Mutizwa, Michael Gumede and Divine Lunga are capable of putting the sword to Usuthu.