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Chiefs committed suicide - Ted

2012-04-18 19:35

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs committed soccer suicide by firing Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic a mere 48 hours before their critical Nedbank Cup quarter-final against Free State Stars last Saturday.

This was the opinion on Wednesday of former Chiefs coach Ted Dumitru, who during his two spells with the Soweto giants helped guide the Amakhosi to two Premier Soccer League (PSL) titles.

Following Chiefs' 1-0 league loss against Maritzburg United in Polokwane on Tuesday night, Chiefs are effectively out of the running for the PSL championship.

"I am not passing judgement on Vermezovic, because I do not know enough about the man and his workings at Chiefs to say whether he should have been fired or not," Dumitru said.

"But the timing of his sacking was beyond all comprehension to me. If he was going to get fired, it should have been done earlier in the season or at the end of the season if necessary. Not at a time when Chiefs' vital pursuit of the league title was hanging in the balance."

Dumitru said Vermezovic's replacements - Ace Khuse, Doctor Khumalo and Arthur Zwane - were not experienced enough to be taking over the reins at Amakhosi.

Earlier this season, rumours were circulating that Vermezovic had lost touch with his senior players, who had reportedly been at odds with the Serb well before his sacking.

Dumitru went further by declaring that the coaching debacle at Kaizer Chiefs was the biggest blunder chairman Kaizer Motaung had made in his tenure at the club.

"I know Kaizer to be an astute and level-headed soccer administrator, not to mention his outstanding record as a player," Dumitru said.

"What he has achieved in building Chiefs from scratch into the soccer conglomerate it is today is an achievement of great enormity. But I simply don't know what got into him this time, unless there are some serious unexplained facts relating to Vermezovic about which the soccer community at large is unaware."

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Comments
  • Vernon - 2012-04-18 20:27

    just what the docter orderd.ex khuse me.pirate!!!!!

      Vernon - 2012-04-18 20:28

      o

  • Bongani - 2012-04-18 20:49

    What Ted Dumitru is saying its true if we look at the performance kaizer c since V.V left it has gone from bad 2 worse and i don't see chiefs beating any psl team.I think amakhosi must buy a striker someone like Nomvete who has got pace ,who can unlock the defence and who can score gools. Amakhosi must not rely on majoro (1) He doen't hav pace (2) He can't unlock the defence (3) He is not good on air.

      Andre - 2012-04-19 07:19

      I couldn't agree with you more Bongani. Spot on! The talents are out there, get them and apply! And the Chiefs know the taste of victory, but they're slipping now. Take example from the Buckaneers, chiefs! :-)

  • Joe - 2012-04-18 22:49

    I think Mr T Dumitru shuld come coach the team again... If we look at his history as a Chiefs coach,he is the only coach who has managed to pull Chiefs thru and then people who came after him were disasters....Consider that Mr Motaung,I mean Kaiser not this clown Boby,he shuld follow his adopted father,VV...

  • thamifraser - 2012-04-18 23:20

    I whole heartedly agree with you Ted Dumitru. Kaizer Chiefs bosses must take responsibility for destabilising their team at this late stage of the season. Replacing a coach who has been with the team for 3 years at the closing stage of the season is inviting trouble. And its not like Chiefs are facing relegation. They had a better chance of challenging for the league with VV than they will ever have with new stand-in coaches Ace Khuse and Dr Khumalo. VV's contract was due to expire in June in any case.

  • Thee - 2012-04-19 00:14

    Mr Bobby Motaung is running our beloved club to the ground. Be it as it may, the team isn't playing well, but over and beyond that, the club as r whole isn't being well managed. With that being said...Ted is spot on...PLZ Kaizer, bring back the glory days back to Naturena!!

  • shikwane.harrysmasehla - 2012-04-19 07:51

    Yes management wa kaizee chifs o wrong!

  • Rose - 2012-04-19 08:14

    100% correct chiefs fire coach with the preasure of the fan,and their the one to suffer.

  • Sonto - 2012-04-19 17:33

    Kaizer chiefs players,play lyk de real professinals plz.i du belief tht u cn stil make us proud n happy.it is not 2 late 4 tht so plz prove othr teams fans tht khosi is not a loser lyk thy use 2 cal us.me i wil always be a khosi fan no matter wht.

  • Sonto - 2012-04-19 17:33

    Kaizer chiefs players,play lyk de real professinals plz.i du belief tht u cn stil make us proud n happy.it is not 2 late 4 tht so plz prove othr teams fans tht khosi is not a loser lyk thy use 2 cal us.me i wil always be a khosi fan no matter wht.

  • Brian Mbambo - 2012-04-20 11:03

    all i can say is that chiefs management had a lot of pressure from Chiefs fans but why they don't fire the players becaUse coach do his thing in the training but he cant do the same thing on the game all i can say is that the players have put the hands in putting the pressure in management coach is not the only person to be blame we they must blame the players too.

  • Ntuli Bongani Fish - 2014-03-04 18:42

    Hey you MR Teethles Coach Ted Dumitru jst mind ur business leave our Team alone

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