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Vladimir unhappy with fan picks

2011-07-26 16:27

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs' coach Vladimir Vermezovic on Tuesday slammed the format of the Carling Black Label Cup competition in which the fans vote for their preferred players to take part in their team's side.

The Amakhosi will meet Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label one-day tournament to be played on Saturday at FNB Stadium.

"I must be honest, I don't like this format of the game," said Vermezovic.

"I don't know if I'm PR or coach because I'm definitely not the coach of this game."

Vermezovic said he would prepare his players but it was not used to a pre-season tournament of this nature.

"It's like training and we accept that but it's not usual to have a game like this before the season starts," he said.

"It's something new but it's not my job to think about that. My job is to prepare my players for everything and that's all I can do."

Vermezovic admitted he was also confused about some of the positions his charges had been elected to play.

"(Tlou) Molekwane (who plays right-back) is left back? For me it's not serious.

"I don't know the format of this game. I know the first 11 and, after that how we're going to make changes, I don't know.

"It's not my decision to play this game."

The fans only have a few more days to give their input before the official starting elevens are announcement on television on Thursday evening for the inaugural Carling Black Label Cup. Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala had not yet been 'selected' for Chiefs' team.

"(Siphiwe) Tshabalala is idolised by the children but, because you have to buy beer to chose the team, they can't vote for him," said a disappointed Vermezovic.

"I want to be like our rugby colleagues who watch the game from the top and see what that's like."

There were three new faces training with Chiefs as well as Knowledge Musona, who had recently returned from trials with German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

"We have three players here for training from Ghana. They are two central defenders and a striker," said Vermezovic.

Musona seemed certain for a move to Germany after a positive trial with the club. "I went for three or four days and I think everything went well," said the Zimbabwean-born Musona.

"I'm just waiting for everything to be finalised.

"They spoke to me when I was there and told me they were looking forward to having me there, but I didn't sign anything.

"So, I'll just have to wait and see if they finish the deal."

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Comments
  • Brandon96end - 2011-07-26 16:46

    Ag it's one game, I think it's a cool idea.

  • Cruzer91 - 2011-07-26 16:57

    I think this competition is crap... Why are these two teams' bosses so stingy? Nxa... Do something that benefit everyone in football, not just two teams...

  • Herman - 2011-07-26 16:58

    the carlin format is a failure... this will neva cum bak next season

      Kgaogelo - 2011-07-27 11:14

      I agree with you Herman.

  • TypicalDarkie - 2011-07-26 20:20

    Well I dont think SAB cares what u think bra VV cause they have made tons of money from the black labels bought and the sms's sent for them it was all about the money and they have cashed in

      Kgaogelo - 2011-07-27 11:16

      Dude, those smses are free,now would you please stop misinforming our beloved sports lovers.

      mpho30 - 2011-07-27 13:30

      @Kgaogelo, the voters had to BUY black label...hence, they made a truck load of cash.

  • thokoapi - 2011-07-27 00:15

    Coach must do what supporter say maybe it will help him in changing players positions.

  • Four Five - 2011-07-27 08:15

    It's the sponsors that know they can get more out of arranging the big Soweto derby than any other teams. I also think it's crap though.

  • Limpopoist - 2011-07-27 08:45

    If these tournament was about taking position1 &2 from our PSL champion and allow them to Play champion 1&2 from european leguae it will make much different

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