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Coach: Amakhosi are hungry

2011-04-19 12:47

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic says his men are determined to claim the league title with three matches to go.

Amakhosi are three points off the pace in third place after their 2-0 victory over Mpumalanga Black Aces in Polokwane over the weekend.

And Vermezovic insists Chiefs will fight until the end.

"I think games against Sundowns and Ajax are going to decide our destiny," says the man affectionately known as Vlad V.

"I think except for Tinashe (Nengomasha) all my players have never won the league if I'm not wrong, but that's what I have heard that none of them except for Tinashe have won the league with Chiefs. It is a big motivation for all my players to change this and write their names in history and they are willing to fight to the end," he says.

"It is a new experience for them to be so close and we will see how they are going to react especially in the next two league games against Sundowns and Ajax, those are two big games for us. It will be games for maximum points and it will be very interesting how my players are going to react in this situation," Vermezovic says.

The 47-year-old also says he's been hugely impressed with his defence.

"We will miss Valery Nahayo because of the red card, but I have to say Dominic Isaacs did very well when he came on. I think all our defenders have done very well in our games recently and they deserve some credit," he concludes. 

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Comments
  • Dilika - 2011-04-19 13:06

    Coach I think we are deluding ourselves. All the stupid draws and the loss against Vasco (at home nogal) have now come back to haunt us. Go after the Nedbank Cup and forget the league it is not within reach at all. Khosi for life though

      Mnija - 2011-04-19 13:16

      Yheah. Its unfortunately not on their hands to win it but depends on results of other teams. Despite that I like his attitude because you cant really retreat and say the league has been won. Anyone can still win unless the leader in the pack continues to win all its matches!

      VuvukaTapile - 2011-04-19 15:46

      Our problem is Pie-rats thts y we keep thm in our prayer.....one mistake the League is ours

  • Dilika - 2011-04-19 13:48

    Mnija absolutely nothing wrong with positive attitude but it must be realistic. If you look at the remaining games, of the top 4 clubs , Pirates have a much easier (though tricky) run in. Two games at home and one away. The only threat to their championship may come from Supersport but they are also blowing hot and cold like Joburg weather. However for us the Nedbank is there for a taking.

      VuvukaTapile - 2011-04-19 15:53

      Santos is their hodoo team whn it come the League...i still pin my hopes on thm nt SSU...in 2005 they wnt 2Rstberg wth shapyn redi to celebrt only 2b disapointd by Santos....Khosi 4 Life

  • scooter moepeng - 2011-04-19 13:52

    VV and Chips supporters must forget about the League, its better you focus on Nedbank cup!!! We (AJAX) are the champions of PSL!!!

  • Cassels Madingwane - 2011-04-19 16:13

    Not in our hands and Ajax, Sundowns matches will certainly make it a miracle to win the league. We've missed out with the draws in the past and I don't see Pirates and Ajax loosing or drawing more than one game. The odds are too stacked against us. The optimism is laudable but not realistic, one game at a time should be the rule. We've done well since VV joined the team and I think we should aim for the Nedbank cup and plan for next season.

  • Mmoledi - 2011-04-19 17:07

    We want league and nothing else, we do not want any excuses we want the cup and also Nedbank.

  • Da@Ismile - 2011-04-19 22:12

    only time will tell

  • Tombstone - 2011-04-20 07:38

    Chiefs will never win the league this year - their defence stinks , defence is non existent , Pirates will take the league - that is cast in stone

  • tshepzela - 2011-04-20 12:20

    nvr ever undrmine de khosis anythn is psbl wth dem so time wl tl wo r de chmps dnt be ahed of urslvs de ghost famly bcuz u wl b disspntd at de end

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