PSL

Johnson happy with new faces

2014-07-03 16:30
Cavin Johnson (Gallo)

Pretoria - SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson says pre-season preparations are well on track and is looking forward to his second Premiership season in charge of the Pretoria club.

United returned from their post-season break late last month and are already underway with plans for the new 2014/15 campaign, which kicks-off in August.

Johnson, took over from Gavin Hunt at the start of last season, guided his team to a respectable fifth place finish in his first season with the team.

United have made a number of impressive signings over the last month as they look to reignite their challenge for a top three-finish, something which has eluded the club for the past two seasons.

“Very happy with everybody. Happy with the signings that we’ve had, they’re doing very well and everything at the club is looking good,” Johnson said at the team’s training base in Pretoria on Thursday.

So far, United have been boosted by the signatures of defender Clayton Daniels (Bloemfontein Celtic) as well as midfielders Michael Morton (Maritzburg United) and Lerato Manzini (Bloemfontein Celtic).

The trio join youngster Andile Fikizolo, signed from Thanda Royal Zulu and Thamsanqa Teyise (AmaZulu), to complete a host of quality signings which should provide Johnson with a competitive side for the season.

“Michael Morton, Clayton Daniels and Andile Fikizolo bring a lot of energy, so much more energy to the team, it’s unbelievable.”

Johnson confirmed that his team would be taking their pre-season camp to Durban in the coming days, where they would play a number of friendlies, while also taking part in the Giyani Cup, a pre-season tournament held in Limpopo.

Meanwhile, Johnson once again cooled talk of his striker, Mame Niang, leaving Matsatsantsa, adding that the Senegalese striker has been an active member of the SuperSport camp.

Niang was heavily linked to a move to Orlando Pirates late last season, but Johnson dismissed talk of the attacker moving elsewhere.

“Mame is here with us, he’s been good… as ever. He’s a good player to have in the team, he’s a motivator.”

Read more on:    supersport united  |  psl  |  cavin johnson  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

The basics of BASE jumping
Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Fixtures
31 October 2014
Moroka Swallows v Platinum Stars, Dobsonville Stadium 20:00
Maritzburg United v University of Pretoria, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
01 November 2014
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
AmaZulu v Black Aces, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 20:15
02 November 2014
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Free State Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.