Johnson assesses TKO defeat to Chiefs


According to Cavin Johnson, Usuthu were knocked out of the Telkom Knockout Challenge Last 16 Round in an evenly matched affair despite the 3-0 score-line recorded after 90 minutes at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on 29 October.

Giving his views on the game at the press conference Johnson said: “In the first half earlier in the I thought we had two great chances one from Mabhuti (Khenyza) and one from Rhulani (Manzini). If they had put that away, especially the one from Mabhuti if he had put that away then it would have been a totally different ball game.”

We to ourselves we’re not out this game yet

“But in saying that we knew the type of team we were going to play against in Steve (Khompela). Yes. He’s stamped the authority, we knew how to play against a 3-5-2 very well.”

“We knew that Tight (Joseph Molangoane) would come down and Zulu would come down as well, we would’ve had to have our players more packed in the midfield and then go wide. When we did go wide we always looked good in the first half, in the second half we came out and we told ourselves we’re not out of this game yet, we’ve to got to roll, we’re still there.”

Football is about chances

“Football is about luck, football is about chances, football is about knowing where you can keep them and where you hold the ball. We didn’t do that well and they scored the second goal, it looked like it took the wind out of us. After that we tried the best we could to try and get back into the game but it wasn’t to be.”

We need concentrate on the bigger fish

“AmaZulu has not been part of this competition in a number of years, we need to concentrate on the bigger fish and that is to stay within the PSL,” said Johnson.

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