R3.3 million down the drain? Johnson wants Kaizer Chiefs to keep Colombian flop

Despite an unconvincing performance and a barren goal-scoring record, Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson has expressed surprising support for Colombian striker Jasond Gonzalez.

The 24-year-old arrived at Naturena amidst much fanfare but has failed to live up to expectations, leaving many questioning his future at the club.

After eight months and only 12 appearances, Gonzalez is yet to find the back of the net for Amakhosi.

His limited playing time this season, with just nine league appearances, suggests a lack of faith from the coaching staff.

With his loan spell nearing its end, it seems unlikely that Chiefs will exercise their option to sign him permanently for the rumoured fee of R3.3 million.

However, amidst the growing criticism and doubts surrounding Gonzalez’s ability, interim coach Cavin Johnson has offered a contrasting perspective.

“You must leave that for the management to ask them. I work with him and he’s a quality player,” Johnson stated, deflecting questions about the striker’s ineffectiveness.

Johnson further elaborated on his belief in Gonzalez’s potential, highlighting the adjustment period often required by South American players adapting to the PSL.

“Some players, especially South Americans… take a little bit longer than others to get to know the feel of the PSL or the feel of South African football.”

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