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Amazulu GM backing Johnson despite poor start to the season

Amazulu general manager Lunga Sokhela has dismissed reports that coach Cavin Johnson could be sacked if the team do not get a positive result in the next encounter against Golden Arrows.

Usuthu made a poor start to the current Premiership season having only taken one point from their first four matches.

Reports had been circulating that if Amazulu lose against Golden Arrows in their next encounter on 14 September then Johnson would be axed.

Sokhela denied that the head coach's position is on the line in the crunch KZN derby.

"There’s no directive from management that if he can’t win this game, then heads will roll," Sokhela told the Daily Sun.

"We are just not happy how we have started this season. It is unfortunate that we haven’t got the results we wanted."

Arrows are set to host AmaZulu at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.