Vermezovic grateful to Majoro
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic was grateful to Lehlohonolo
Majoro for netting a late equaliser against struggling Jomo Cosmos on
Majoro saved the title contenders' blushes with an 83rd minute
goal after Mark Haskins opened the scoring eight minutes earlier at
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Vermezovic feels his men nearly paid the full price for wasteful finishing.
"We created lot of chances once more but we did not convert them
and we got punished," he told his club's official website. "They got an
opportunity to score after we lost possession in the middle of the park.
Thanks to Majoro we managed to bounce back in the second half."
The Serbian suspects the recent seven-week break - to accommodate
the Africa Cup of Nations - impacted on the quality of the contest.
"In some countries including Serbia it is normal to have two
pre-seasons in a season but here it is not the case and maybe players
are not used to taking such a long break during a season," he said.
"There was no way we were going to change CAF rules though and this
situation is the same for every club in the league."
Veremezovic hopes to see a better display in Saturday's Soweto
derby with Moroka Swallows, who ousted relegation-wary Santos 3-2 in
"We need to dust ourselves and continue to fight," said
Vermezovic. "We do not have lot of time to relax before our game against
Moroka Swallows on Saturday. We will go back to the training ground and
work on our mistakes. There is a long way to go and we will continue
The third-placed Glamour boys are locked with Swallows on 29 points - five behind PSL leaders Sundowns.