Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Vladimir
Vermezovic has dismissed suggestions that he held an emergency meeting with
club chairman Irvin Khoza.
Bucs look to bounce back
Khoza met with Vermezovic and his players to get to the
bottom of why the team has struggled thus far this season.
However, while some have pointed to Khoza's dissatisfaction
as a possible indicator that time is running out for Vermezovic, the Serbian
mentor has played down the importance of the talks.
"The chairman didn't reassure me that my job is safe
because I did not ask him to reassure me. I am more than competitive, and I
know they brought me here for my philosophy," he said.
"There was a technical meeting and a non-technical
meeting, nothing unusual. It was not an emergency (meeting)."
Next on the agenda for the Buccaneers is a Telkom Knockout
clash with Polokwane City, a match that Pirates can’t afford to lose.
Vermezovic certainly won't be taking Rise and Shine lightly, aware that
anything can happen in a once-off encounter.
"It's an important game against Polokwane City. Cup
games are totally different to league games. Anything is possible and we will
try to make sure that we are not surprised by our opponents," he said.
Pirates and City are set to go head-to-head on Sunday,
October 5 at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
Kick-off is at 15:00.