Kaizer Chiefs’ passionate fan base shines through after defeat

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson received a heart-warming display of support from the fans despite a 2-1 loss to Golden Arrows over the weekend.

Johnson acknowledged that the fans’ unwavering devotion to the AmaKhosi was a testament to the club’s deep-seated love.

In the face of a setback against high-flying Golden Arrows, there was a silver lining to Johnson’s first game in charge. Fans, even after the defeat, exhibited their ardent backing for the team as they cheered them off the pitch.

Johnson saw this as a demonstration of the profound affection fans hold for the club, and their eagerness to witness the style of football they associate with Kaizer Chiefs.

“That is the love of Kaizer Chiefs,” Johnson asserted.

For Johnson, the connection between the club and its supporters runs deep. As he pointed out, it’s not just about the football on the field; it’s about the legacy that one man (Kaizer Motaung) has built over many years.

“That is where, even myself as an individual, walking into the village, it is what you feel. It is the love that one man has built and made for many years,” Johnson explained.

The fans’ unwavering support in the face of a challenging loss was a clear testament to their love for the team and the anticipation of the brand of football that has come to define Kaizer Chiefs.

“And that up there shows you that these people, they love this team. And it also shows you that yes, they love the team, but when we did play a little bit of the brand of football that all of us are used to seeing, so, therefore, we have one foot in the right direction.”

Johnson expressed optimism that the team are moving in the right direction. He believes that with time, the other foot will follow, and when the fans are elated, there will be no stopping them.

“The other one will come, and the other one will come in, and when they are happy, you guys better be out of my way.”

Chiefs’ next challenge awaits as they prepare to face Cape Town Spurs on Wednesday, 8 November in a DStv Premiership clash.