PSL

PSL players not safe?

2012-03-30 09:27
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic has slammed the Premier Soccer League for neglecting the safety of players after Itumeleng Khune needed serious medical attention following a clash of heads with an opponent on Wednesday night, reports The Sowetan.

Speaking ahead of their Nedbank Cup last 16 match against Black Leopards tomorrow, Vermezovic said after the Fabrice Muamba incident in the English Premiership, the PSL should be ahead when it came to the players well-being on the pitch.

"There was no oxygen mask and no doctor at the stadium except for the Chiefs doctor," said Vermezovic.

"Even the stretcher was too hard for a spine and neck injury.

"The health of the player is more important than the game.

"South Africa must be a step ahead compared to other African countries with such matters. We have just hosted a World Cup and we have beautiful venues, but we need to care more about our players. Our doctor will send a report to the PSL about his observations."

Khune collided with Golden Arrows striker Thamsanqa Gabuza in an aerial tussle, and the Chiefs goalkeeper came off second best.

The match was delayed for about 10 minutes as the medical staff treated the unconscious Khune. He was taken to hospital.

"Khune should be back in action in about 10 days. But 10 days is about three to four matches. Fortunately, he's a strong guy," said Vermezovic.

Vermezovic said Chiefs had more injury problems besides Khune: "Thomas Sweswe and Lucky Khune are also not available (but) Siphiwe Tshabalala is back from suspension.

"We must be aggressive and our attitude must be very positive when we play against Leopards."

Leopards coach Vladislav Heric is upbeat after their 2-1 victory over Santos on Wednesday night.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
27 August 2014
Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates, Loftus Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Black Aces, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
University of Pretoria v Free State Stars, Tuks Stadium 19:30
29 August 2014
Wits v Moroka Swallows, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Ajax Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
30 August 2014
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:00
Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 20:15
Black Aces v University of Pretoria, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their Absa Premiership title in the 2014/15 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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