Vermezovic: Chiefs still alive
Vladimir Vermezovic (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Vladimir Vermezovic applauded the fighting spirit of Kaizer Chiefs, who staged a stunning comeback to draw 2-2 with Bloemfontein Celtic.
Phunya Sele Sele raced to a two-goal lead in the first 15 minutes at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium, through strikes from Moses Spandeel and Lennox Bacela on Wednesday night.
Amakhosi looked beaten, lost in defence and lazy in attack - but they never gave up. Steven Ncanana pulled a goal back with a stunning strike from range ahead of the half-time interval.
And with just minutes remaining, Knowledge Musona netted his first goal of 2011 to rescue a point for Chiefs.
Vermezovic was pleased with determination shown by his charges, many of whom are not regular starters at the club.
"I can be satisfied with our game," he said. "We played with lots of young players, we played our game and also we showed that this system of playing and Kaizer Chiefs is still alive.
"This system at Kaizer Chiefs has a future."
When asked if there was anything in particular to blame for his side's shocking first half, the Serbian added: "I can't get angry with mistakes.
"It is part of the game and you learn. They are my players and I am behind him and I am proud of how they comeback today."
The coach has stated in the past he will not be making any signings in the January transfer window and he confirmed that once again.
"I stand by my words. Maybe in June, we are going to refresh because we need good competition (for places) in the team," Vermezovic concluded.
Chiefs are now third in the standings on 30 points - two points behind arch-rivals Orlando Pirates, who are top of the PSL.