Cavin Johnson has been axed as AmaZulu coach, the club confirmed on Monday.

The Usuthu boss has been under heavy pressure following a tough start to the season that has seen the Durban club fail to win any of their first five matches in the Absa Premiership.

They are bottom of the table with two points, their latest result being a 1-1 draw in a local derby with Lamontville Golden Arrows over the weekend.

AmaZulu media officer Nhlanhla Makhathini confirmed the news earlier.

AmaZulu have lost to Bidvest Wits, Polokwane City and Highlands Park in the first five rounds, while they drew with Orlando Pirates and then Arrows in their latest game.

Johnson has acknowledged in recent weeks that pressure was growing and speaking after the derby draw at the weekend, he conceded that it is frustrating to do everything well on the pitch, but get the results.

AmaZulu’s problems this season appear to be all over the pitch. In attack, they have netted just twice, while their defence has conceded seven times.

However, Johnson went on to defend his players after the latest result, adding that their failure to win was not because of a lack of trying, but because things were not going for them.

No mention has been made by AmaZulu of who will take charge of the team in the interim. The club has just over a week to prepare for their next game, which is against Kaizer Chiefs in Umlazi.

– Report by Thahir Asmal