PSL

Johnson plans to refresh the PSL

2016-07-22 13:00
Cavin Johnson

Cape Town - Platinum Stars manager Cavin Johnson says he intends to bring in some fresh faces after becoming tired of seeing clubs recycle the same players every season.

The highly-rated head coach of Dikwena contributed to the development of some of South Africa's key players in the past like former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar and has often been lauded for his man management style.

His ability to bring the best out of his players and instilling discipline into their game and lifestyle has been key to his recent success - but according to the former Supersport boss. he's keen to develop and provide fresh talent to supporters and the national team selectors.

"Bringing in Henrico Botes, Benson Shilongo, the youngster from Durban [Thobani Kunene] and Steven Hoffman - those are really the only players that we've signed," he said after unveiling 13 new players on Thursday, nine of which were academy graduates.

"For me the core of my team is still there, and hopefully they will be able to keep it strong and make sure we are able to bring up the younger players, who for me are better.

"I keep on seeing the same faces ever year in the PSL and I never see anybody new. It's a move from one side to the other side, to the other side... I want to see someone new," he explained.

"Maybe this is what's pushing me, is that [only some people] have seen the likes of Sipho Senne. For me it's about changing the PSL.

"I'd like to see some new blood so that, as a coach, I need to scratch my head to find out how to play against a particular player. If you're moving from club to club I know exactly how you play; I know I need to close your left leg, etc."

Johnson led the Rustenberg based outfit to an impressive third place last season.

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