Platinum Stars coach Johnson not bothered by interest shown in Mabena

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Mabena has been linked with a big move to Amakhosi, but Johnson said the reports haven't unsettled him

Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson tells Goal that he's not bothered by reports linking Ndumiso Mabena to other PSL clubs. 

The 29-year-old striker is reportedly wanted by five different teams, including Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United. 

The Dikwena boss said he always encourages his players to shine so that they can attract interest from the bigger teams.

“That has never ever unsettled me. It will never unsettle me as the coach because those things always happen in football, and I always tell my players as well that they should perform so that there is always interest in their services,” Johnson told Goal.

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Mabena's game has improved since he left Orlando Pirates three seasons ago, and it's no surprise that he's one of the most sought after strikers in the league right now. 

“If you don’t believe other clubs are looking at you then you must know that you are redundant. So, you should always play in such a way that other clubs always want to buy you,” Johnson said.

“Whether you have a 10-year contract or 5-minute contract, it doesn’t matter, and football is like that. So, whatever the hype or talk about Mabena, it doesn’t bother me,” Johnson said.

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