Vermezovic not a happy man

2010-08-23 09:28

Johannesburg - Vladimir Vermezovic watched Kaizer Chiefs book their place in the semi-finals of the MTN8, but he was still not pleased on Saturday night.

Amakhosi recorded a 1-0 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic thanks to a first-half beauty from Knowledge Musona, but the Serbian expected his men to have a produced a better scoreline given their dominance.

The first 45 minutes was a non-contest, as the Soweto giants bossed proceedings, but spurned chance after chance.

Vermezovic said: "We started on a very high level and were good, but after the goal, we just blanked out.

"I don't the reason for this, but I told my guys to start the second half in the same way, but they didn't and we will discuss that."

The Chiefs boss felt his players became too cautious, probably due to the giantkillings that preceded the match.

He explained: "Maybe they were scared because our big opponents Sundowns and SuperSport are out of the competition and they didn't want to lose late on.

"Maybe they had that in mind - I don't know.

"But there will be lots of time to analyse this game. What I can say is that players of Kaizer Chiefs shouldn't be making some of the mistakes I saw."

Valery Nahayo, who was named man of the match, believes Chiefs' ability to defend their slender scoreline was a promising sign ahead of the PSL kick off.

"We are trying to focus especially on our defence and today we knew it would be hard for us because Celtic have a lot of attacking players. But we pushed forward and kept focused at the back, that is why we won the game."


  • Thami, Kempton Park - 2010-08-23 10:30

    If it wasn't for Stemmer [in goals for Bloem Celtic] the game would have ended as a contest in the first half already. [Nale and Masango need some form of 'wake-up' call. What's up with Nale? he drifts in and out of games!!! masango thinks he's already all that!!]

  • Pule Winnies Mogohlo - 2010-08-23 10:45

    Yes,I agree with the coach, they must score many goals as they can, If Celtic had a chance to equalise then Chiefs will blame themselves,'cause second half Chiefs were flat-footed and Celtic will push us to X-tra time and win with penalty shoot-out.So guys score score score and score many goals to the opponents more pressure to attack us and get them with Count- Attack.Not to say we have to play defensive game. The best way to defend is to ATTACK nothing else

  • wiri - 2010-08-23 11:33

    That was a brilliant perfomance from Amakhosi! Modern football is all about being able to defend and attack especially when you take the lead in the first half, and the guys did just that. I think the guys learnt one or two things during the world cup.

  • Rogee Labi - 2010-08-23 14:05

    I think Chiefs di a good job considering the abilities of their oponent. It is also true that they could have lost the game if Celtics had equalised, many scoring chances were not converted but i'm sure the coach took note and will advice the boyz accordingly. The game against Pirates will be a test of charactor, one thing for sure is that Chiefs will win the MTN8 cup.

  • sbabalo - 2010-08-23 14:56

    mr vvv well done for the win ova the wikend kip it up

  • THABANI - 2010-08-24 13:13

    Now is the pay back time to Amakhosi the 11th is coming to turn your thumbs down. so watch the space Teko+Daine=victory to Amabhakaniya

  • Boboza - 2010-08-24 15:46

    Credit must be given to the Celtics gollie. Chiefs created many chances and the keeper stood on their way. If there is one thing I'm sure of is that Amakhosi will emerge as champs of the MTN 8 once again.

  • arthur rams - 2010-08-25 12:20

    i think we have already seen enough derby matches this year en we stil have to start the season yoh ja but wer neva get tired of them but we need a fight

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