Vermezovic wants big crowds
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic feels "entertaining
soccer" will ensure supporters flock to the FNB Stadium week in, week
Amakhosi played to a capacity crowd at the Mbombela Stadium last
weekend during the 1-1 draw at Bidvest Wits, and Vermezovic is hopeful
his side can start putting together the performances to draw the club's
supporters to Soweto.
The Glamour Boys will have the chance to do just that this
weekend when they host Cape Town All Stars in the Nedbank Cup, and the
Serbian tactician is hoping his players give the fans something "to brag
"We want to see more fans coming to Soccer City on Saturday, we
need to keep on playing an entertaining soccer and also win matches to
attract more people to our games," Vermezovic told The Sowetan.
"The fans want entertainment and also to brag about the success of their club."
All Stars might sit two entire divisions below Chiefs, but
defender Dominic Isaacs is aware that anything is possible when it comes
to cup football.
"All Stars will be a difficult side because we know very little
about them," said Isaacs. "They have a few players from Ajax Cape Town
that I know from the era when I was still there. The players from Ajax
played for the reserve side when I was still in Cape Town."
Isaacs' cautious approach to this weekend's encounter is largely
down to Chiefs' shock quarter-final defeat to Baroka FC in last year's
Nedbank Cup - a result the utility defender has pledged to avoid.
"Chiefs have not been doing well in this tournament in the past
three seasons. We have been losing to amateur clubs, which we pledge to
our fans will never happen again. We also want to win this tournament
for the fans."