Kaizer Chiefs may not have another game until the middle of February as the AFCON break comes into effect, but interim boss Cavin Johnson says that doesn’t mean that he and the team won’t be working extremely hard.

With just a handful of his players absent on international duty, Johnson said he anticipated one of the hardest working periods of his managerial career was about to begin.

Speaking to TimesLive he said: “I think this break will be probably of the hardest I am going to work because we can’t end 2023 on a high like this and then start 2024 in a different mode.

“If I’m in the running for the league for this team, then I can see it’s going to be the hardest work I’ve ever put in.

“It’s not Cavin Johnson who’s planning this whole thing, it’s Cavin Johnson and company, which means the medical, nutrition, physical and technical people.

“Having already planned what we are going to do, we will for sure, for sure, be a different Kaizer Chiefs that comes out an plays in 2024.”

Chiefs ended the season with a run of solid form, winning four and drawing one of their last six games. When the campaign resumes, they will host TS Galaxy on 13 February.