DURBAN – The same man who brought joy to Platinum Stars is also the same guy who sent the club into mourning.
Cavin Johnson literally put the final nail in Dikwena's relegation coffin of his former team as AmaZulu swept past Stars 2-1 in a PSL encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium last weekend.
Johnson spent several years at the helm of Dikwena and speaking yesterday, the AmaZulu coach revealed that it wasn’t personal, even though he was fired by the club.
“It was emotional. I spent so many years there, but at the end of the day I had to do the job for my current club. It wasn’t something personal, but I’m employed to help this team win games. It is sad to see Platinum Stars go down,” Johnson said.
Johnson once led Dikwena to their best ever position in the elite league, a runners-up spot in the 2012-13 season. He has done very well since taking over at Usuthu earlier this season.
AmaZulu have not only survived the drop down to the NFD, but are also safe from the promotion/relegation playoff spot. They are 11th with 35 points.
“I’m satisfied with what we’ve done, although I believe we could have done better. We want to finish on a high note in our last game against Cape Town City. We have a week to prepare for that game,” he explained.
Johnson has already identified areas to strengthen his squad for next season. “We need to bolster the whole spine of the team. We are looking to strengthen our goalkeeping department and our strike force,” Johnson said.