Johannesburg - With two weeks left of the transfer window, Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic is happy with the signings that the club has made so far.
Speaking to the Buccaneers website, Vermezovic says that he knows Thabo Qalinge and Issa Sarr will take time to adjust to the lifestyle with playing for the Buccaneers.
“I am happy with the new signings, I am very happy with Issa (Sarr) and (Thabo) Qalinge, but Qalinge is still young and there is a lot of work in-front of him; he got talent but without hard work he can make nothing,” Vermezovic said.
“Issa is a very experienced guy but for both of them, it is the new time to settle in a different club.”
“It is not a question about playing football, no – they have now another situation in their lives. Now people can recognise them in the streets and in the shops, and sometimes this way of life can be difficult for players and people who are not strong. But I hope they are strong.”
With the transfer window still open Vermezovic has hinted that Pirates are still searching for players that will bring about fresh competition.
“At the beginning of the preseason we brought some players for trials, and end of this week we will make the final decision for them; we already signed some young guys who were on trials,” said the Serbian.
“But the transfer window is still open and I hope we can sign players who will bring better competition in our team.”
Meanwhile Vermerzovic will be hoping to get the advantage over Bidvest Wits when they meet in the MTN8 on Sunday in the semi-final (first leg) at Bidvest Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00.