Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson made several changes to his starting line-up for their recent trip to Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London. This heavy rotation, including positional alterations, has caused concern amongst observers.

Comparisons were drawn to Mamelodi Sundowns, who successfully changed their entire team for a match, and UEFA Champions League teams that rotated heavily and still won their league fixtures. However, it was noted that these clubs have a clearer idea of their ‘best XI’ or a regular 13 or 14 players who compete for starting positions.

In another match against Richards Bay, there were further starting line-up changes, prompting discussions on the importance of continuity in the starting XI. This is especially relevant for a team like Chiefs, which is only in one competition and should have a clearer “Best XI” by now.

Johnson acknowledged the need to reassess the team and try different player combinations, expressing his dissatisfaction with the performance of several players. In response, the caretaker coach made seven changes for their next match, retaining only four players.

This resulted in significant disruption to every department of the team, except the goalkeeper position.

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