Chiefs can work with 'anyone'

2012-03-09 09:10
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune insists persistent speculation on the coaching front has not affected the morale of the team.

Rumours have spread like wild fire that current coach Vladimir Vermezovic, who is in the last season of his contract in Soweto, is likely to make way for Free State Stars tactician Steve Komphela at the end of the campaign.

However, Bafana Bafana and Amakhosi goalkeeper Khune claims the players have never discussed the situation of a new coach, and that it is business as usual in Naturena.

Khune told "The bottom line is the players haven't heard anything from the management and obviously papers are papers. They will write anything they hear.

"As far as I know the players are not talking about (a new coach) and all we have been doing all along is to focus on what we have to do in the field of play.

"So we will hear from management when the time is right, whether we would continue with (Vermezovic) or we would get a new coach. We are not affected in any way."

In the same breathe Khune added the team will be ready to work with "anyone" should the Bucs backroom staff decide to replace the coach.

He said: "I think VV has done wonders for the team but whether he deserves to be given a chance to continue is entirely up to management, but if they decide not to give him another chance then the players will respect their decision.

"As players we can work with anyone who comes or we would just be as happy to continue with VV. It is really up to the management of the team."

Meanwhile, Chiefs have two major games coming up against Ajax Cape Town next week Wednesday before facing arch rivals Orlando Pirates three days later, and Khune said Amakhosi will be after maximum points in both matches.

"I know people are not talking about the Ajax match, because the derby is around the corner, but we will be ready to collect maximum points in both matches," Khune concluded.

Read more on:    psl  |  itumeleng khune


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

UK expert: Boks ‘have KO game’
Ireland hold on to down Italy
As it happened: Ireland 16-9 Italy
All Blacks sympathise with England
17 October 2015
Golden Arrows v Bloemfontein Celtic, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
Wits v Jomo Cosmos, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Black Aces, FNB Stadium 20:15
18 October 2015
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town, Moruleng Stadium 15:30
20 October 2015
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Jomo Cosmos v Kaizer Chiefs, Olen Park 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.