Johnson up for Stars fight

2015-04-01 08:00
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Cape Town - Newly-appointed Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson admits he is relishing the challenge of helping the Rustenburg giants stave off relegation this season.

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The 56-year-old previously led Dikwena for a year before departing the club in 2013 to take up the reins with SuperSport United, although his stint in Pretoria lasted less than a month after he was shown the door in 2014.

After an eight-month sabbatical from the game Johnson will return to coaching with Dinaledi, who parted ways with Allan Freese on Monday after an uninspired campaign which has left Stars two points clear of the relegation zone with just eight games remaining.

"I am very happy that I am back. I have been out of football for the past eight months but today I am back and I would like to thank the management of the club for showing me this faith," Johnson told KickOff.

"I have been down this road before so I am aware of what it at stake and the demands of the job. We have good players and there is no reason why the club should be where they are on the log.

"We are not even thinking of relegation because this is not going to happen. A club as big as Platinum Stars, should be challenging for top honours every season.

"With the facilities that we have, there is no reason for us to be struggling at the bottom half of the table."


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