Although his team is sitting second in the PSL log and are in the semi finals of the Nedbank, Stars coach Cavin Johnson is still playing his cards close to his chestThe coach who eliminated Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup, told Goal.com earlier this year that he never said he wants to win the league. Attempting to deflect the pressure, the club is growing from strength to strength.
Now Johnson told the Platinum Stars website that if he happens to win the league, that it will be a bonus for him.
“Our primary desire is to play good football. It is as a result of this that our win over Sundowns has come along and that we find ourselves in second place in the league.
“But I don’t think we are contenders for the title. It is only in five years’ time, if we continue to play good football that I will come out and tell you I’m going to win the league, the Nedbank Cup, the top eight, all the trophies."
The coach said success has all come too soon, but with players like veteran Benson Mhlongo at the back and Thuso Phala in the midfield it seems like anything is possible and Johnson might end up with a trophy in his backyard already.
“It’s all come too soon. Maybe it’s because of the way we handle the players, but it is all a building process because if you go too far, too soon maybe you’ll burn out,” he said.
“That’s not what I’m here for. I’m here to build a club like (Orlando) Pirates, like (Kaizer) Chiefs, Sundowns, that is capable of taking the league title three years in a row,” he said.