'Shabba will get better'
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Siphiwe Tshabalala's double salvo may have downed Maritzburg
United, but Vladimir Vermezovic has warned Kaizer Chiefs' title rivals
that his star man still has more to offer.
Tshabalala scored a goal in each half to inspire Amakhosi to a
3-1 victory and he did this just days after returning from England where
he underwent trials at Nottingham Forest.
Although Vermezovic was impressed with the winger's showing, he
issued the following statement that will worry the likes of Orlando
Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
"I can't ask for more than what he [Tshabalala] did," said Vermezovic.
"It was surprising to see him get the two goals because you can
see he is out of rhythm because of his travel to England, but he is an
experienced guy and we will see him at his best soon," he added.
Vermezovic also revealed he is planning a last-minute onslaught on the league title this season.
Pirates are at the summit of the standings after Saturday's round
of fixtures, while the Glamour Boys are second, two points behind the
"We were not at our usual best but the aim is to stay closer to
the leaders and in the last five games we will fight for the league
title, that's how I see this ending," said the Serbian.
"At the end of the day titles and prizes will come. I want to
stay in the race and remain dangerous to the leaders. We can't allow
Pirates and Sundowns to relax."
Chiefs travel to Durban on Wednesday for a date with Golden
Arrows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and Vermezovic believes there will
be "no mercy" for his compatriot Zoran Filipovic, who is at the helm at
"Every game is a final for us and every opponent deserves
respect, but at the end of the day for the 90 minutes of the game we are
enemies. It will be a tough game, but no mercy for my friend
(Filipovic)," Vermezovic added.