Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic has reiterated his desire
to retain the services of club captain Itumeleng Khune and star winger
The Bafana Bafana pair are contracted until June 30, 2012, with
Vermezovic eager to extend their stays amid rumoured interest from
"It is important that we try and keep players, and we want to
keep the likes of Shabba and Khune," he told Chiefs' official magazine.
"These are players, they play for Bafana Bafana and it is important that we re-sign them."
The Serbian is likewise hopeful Abia Nale pens fresh terms with
Amakhosi, insisting he values the 25-year-old despite his reluctance to
start the ex-Golden Arrows attacker.
Vermezovic said: "I also want to make sure a guy like Abia Nale
re-signs. He is a player we want to keep. He may not play all the time
but he is good coming off the bench.
"He is like 'Baby Faced Assassin', Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who used
to play for Manchester United. He would come off the bench and score
goals, make an impact and that is what I expect from Abia."