SuperSport ditch coach

2014-08-30 00:00

PRETORIA — SuperSport United have parted ways with coach Cavin Johnson, the club announced yesterday.

“It’s true Cavin is no longer the coach,” SuperSport United’s media and communications officer Koketso Gaofetoge said.

Johnson had endured a torrid time after his team recorded three losses out of four matches in the Premiership this season.

His fate was sealed during the week when they slumped to a 2-1 shock defeat in a home match at the hands of Mpumalanga Black Aces.

During Johnson’s 13-month tenure at the helm, the club finished fifth in the league last season and failed to capture any cup silverware.

Joining the club after an impressive spell with Platinum Stars, he was the first coaching casualty of the new season.

Kaitano Tembo and Kwanele Kopo would take charge of the side until the club announced a new mentor.

There was talk of former Bafana coach Gordon Igesund agreeing to terms with SuperSport but this has been vehemently denied by his agent Mike Makaab who released the following statement yesterday:

“I am particularly disappointed with reports in the media about Gordon Igesund having agreed personal terms with SuperSport United FC. This is not true. I am Gordon’s representative and have been for the past decade and no formal approach has been made by any official of SuperSport United. There are certain procedures that are followed in matters of this nature and I will be at the forefront of any interest in Gordon’s services.

“The way that this has been reported in the media is disrespectful to ­Cavin Johnson, who is a professional person and deserves respect.

“I would like to add that Gordon Igesund has a contract with Safa which ends tomorrow and only early next week will I meet with my client to discuss his future. The SuperSport United position is prestigious and if we are approached by the club, then I would discuss it with my client.

“As with any of our clients, we will keep the media and the public updated through the correct channels once there is something concrete to announce.”

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