Former Kaizer Chiefs star Brian Baloyi issues plea to club’s interim coach, Cavin Johnson

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Brian Baloyi issues plea to club’s interim coach, Cavin Johnson

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Brian Baloyi has issued a plea to the club’s interim coach, Cavin Johnson, for the remainder of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season.

Despite the challenging season under Johnson’s guidance since his takeover in October 2023, Baloyi sees an opportunity for positive change.

Challenging Season under Johnson’s Guidance

Amakhosi’s season has been turbulent under Johnson’s leadership, following the dismissal of head coach Molefi Ntseki.

Ntseki’s departure was prompted by a series of disappointing results that left the team struggling to find consistency and form.

Johnson’s Struggle for Results

Johnson, the former SuperSport United mentor, has faced difficulties in steering the Chiefs ship to success.

Despite his efforts, the team has managed to secure only six wins out of 20 games, with six draws and eight losses across all competitions.

As a result, Chiefs currently find themselves in eighth place on the league table with 35 points from 28 matches played.

Baloyi’s Plea for Young Talent

Looking towards the future, retired Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi advocates for the inclusion of young talent in the team’s lineup.

Specifically, Baloyi appeals to Johnson to give fourth-choice goalkeeper Bontle Molefe an opportunity to showcase his abilities in the remaining matches of the season.

Opportunity for Molefe

Molefe, a 21-year-old shot-stopper, has been serving as an understudy to senior goalkeepers Itumeleng Khune, Brandon Petersen, and Bruce Bvuma.

Despite his potential, Molefe has yet to make his debut for the first team since graduating from the club’s development ranks.

Baloyi’s Support for Molefe

Baloyi emphasizes the importance of providing opportunities for young players to prove themselves.

He highlights Molefe’s talent and the need for a coach with the vision to nurture and develop promising prospects.

Baloyi believes that Molefe deserves a chance to showcase his skills and compete for a place in the squad for the upcoming season.

Call for Action

In light of the upcoming fixtures against Polokwane City and relegated Cape Town Spurs, Baloyi urges Johnson to consider Molefe for game time.

Baloyi’s plea reflects a desire to see the club invest in its youth and build for the future, ensuring a sustainable path to success.

Future Prospects

As Johnson prepares to transition back to his role as Head of Academy, the decision to give Molefe an opportunity could have far-reaching implications for the club.

Baloyi’s advocacy underscores the importance of nurturing young talent and fostering a culture of opportunity and growth within Kaizer Chiefs.


In the midst of a challenging season, Baloyi’s plea serves as a reminder of the potential for positive change and rejuvenation within the club.

By providing opportunities for emerging talents like Bontle Molefe, Kaizer Chiefs can lay the groundwork for a brighter future and sustained success in the seasons to come.

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