Absa Premiership

Johnson wants improvements

2015-07-16 12:18
Cavin Johnson (Gallo)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson believes they should be doing far better than what they have been in recent seasons and has targeted a much better campaign with Dikwena in 2015/16.

The Rustenburg outfit finished in 11th position last season, but only after Johnson had joined them in the aftermath of a poor start to the term, one that lead to the axing of Allan Freese.

They did however manage to reach the Telkom Knockout final last year and were beaten in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup. The season before, though, saw them do the cup double, although that year  saw them end eighth in the Premiership.

Johnson is now hoping for more consistency as he aims to maximise the world-class facilities the club has at its disposal.

"If I said we had a cabbage patch with one shower to coach a team then I'd be lying," he said.

"I have probably the best facility in South Africa and when you have the best facility as a coach at your disposal, then you've got to use it to the best of your ability.

"When you have some of the best medical people behind you then you've got to use them.

"I think it's always about how you are with you players and it's also about what you have at your disposal."

Speculation has been rife over the off-season linking rivals to some of their better players, the likes of Rofhiwa Tshikovhi and Robert Ng'ambi. But Johnson was not too concerned should anyone leave.

"I think there's 48 million people in South Africa, of which around 10 million play football, so I can find someone else," he added.

Johnson is in his second spell at Dikwena after leaving two seasons back to join SuperSport United, a move that proved unsuccessful after he lost his job last season on account of poor results.

But he now wants to build a dynasty at Stars, adding: "From what we have and what we had before, we now have to try to build a philosophy and a playing style, one that will attract people to come and watch us.

"Because ultimately that's the biggest thing that lacks in South Africa. We have to take the game to another level here."

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