Leopards explain Johnson suspension


Black Leopards have revealed why they opted to suspend head coach Cavin Johnson instead of firing him.

Johnson only arrived at the club earlier this month to replace Belgian coach Luc Eymael and this website revealed on Monday that his assistant Allan Clark has replaced him on a temporary basis.

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Club spokesman Berry Ramunenyiwa says the club made the decision to suspend Johnson and not fire him because they first want to do some investigations.

"It's for the poor performance," Ramunenyiwa tells KickOff.com.

"But the decision yesterday was just to suspend him and then we will see what happens going from there.

"That's why... remember the assistant [coach] was brought by him. Ja, he's the one that recommended this guy Allan. Ja, so we will see how it goes.

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"The one thing that we are doing is we need to investigate and see what seems to be the problem. It might also not be his problem, there might be other problems.

"But then the other things, you can see the squad was being chopped and changed regularly. We don't know if they were still trying [new combinations], coming right, not used to them.

"So ja, we will see what happens in Sunday's game."

Leopards' next match is against rejuvenated Stellenbosch at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday (15h30).

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