Absa Premiership

Strikers flourishing under Johnson

2015-04-15 12:36
Cavin Johnson (Gallo)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars forward Patrick Malokase has hailed the impact newly-appointed head coach Cavin Johnson has had on the club already.

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Johnson began his second stint in charge of Dikwena last month after Allan Freese was removed from the position following a series of poor results in which the club were struggling to score goals.

His return has been marked with an almost instant response from the club's strike force, having scored five goals in Johnson's first two games in charge.

The second tenure began with an impressive 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town, in which Robert Ng'ambi scored both goals.

This was followed up by a Mogakolodi Ngele hat-trick in Dikwena's 3-3 draw with Orlando Pirates.

Ngele's contribution specifically is telling because the striker had fallen out of favour during Freese's reign.

Malokase has credited Johnson with the sudden revival, saying he has instilled a new confidence into the club's strikers.

"Honestly, Cavin came with a different dimension, playing attacking football," the 33-year-old told African Football.

"His return has intrigued the players, we have great ball players in this team and he has made things easy for us, we like that style of football. We are again confident in what we are doing. Ngele was not Allan's favourite, but with Cavin, honestly it's a different ball game.

"He supports every player, motivates and believes we can beat the best. It is nice to play under Cavin and that is why you see Robert and Ngele coming up again and playing with confidence."

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