Chiefs down on luck?

2011-04-07 16:22

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs, who have not won a game in the Premier League since February, put their string of poor results down to bad luck and not necessarily their poor performances.

Chiefs have drawn their last five matches, including a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits at the Mbombela Stadium midweek and will face the 'Clever Boys' on their home ground in their Nedbank Cup last 16 match on Sunday.

"Yesterday (Wednesday) it came down to questions about our goalkeeper, and against Pirates it was bad luck," said Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic speaking at a press conference on Thursday.

Instead of citing their poor all-round display, coach Vermezovic was quick to blame external factors.

"We're in a very tough position because in the next two weeks we will have a game every three days."

Chiefs are now six points off the pace, with five matches left but they do have one game in hand over their rivals. Their lowly fourth position on the table will need a complete turnaround in their results if they hope to mount any kind of challenge for the title.

"Before we played last night, we were six points behind and we are still six points, so nothing has changed," said Vermezovic

"You have to realise though, we have the most difficult schedule until the end of the season."

Vermezovic seemed to have very low expectations of his team, full of high profile players, and is already anticipating further bad results.

"We have to play against SuperSport, who are still the champions. Then there is Black Aces who, after their win yesterday, will be trying hard to stay in the premiership for next season. And then there is Ajax and Amazulu, so it won't be easy at all.

"Even though we drew the last five games, we never go out and try to draw a game, we're there to win it," he added.

The Amakhosi are now faced with an uphill battle to salvage silverware from a campaign which is clearly stuttering to an end.


  • YES - 2011-04-07 16:51

    Are you still reeling from shock inflicted by Pirates many weeks ago?! VV must be out of sync to blame outside forces (let alone to imagine such forces) when his team was clearly outplayed, outsmarted by Wits last night. He better wake up to reality otherwise Wits will be all over them again this coming week-end. Could someone please tell him Pirates is on top of the table again and that this time, is for keeps.

  • No Good - 2011-04-07 20:43

    I am a Chiefs fan but I must say this team sucks. How can you afford not to win MUST-WIN games at such a crucial time. These guys remind me of the Proteas. It's true that we are only cup specialists; we only win short, knock-out tournaments. We are don't have the ability to be consistent throughout the whole season and it's always been the case with KC. We only won the league during those seasons where other clubs weren't challenging enough and when we had really great talented players at our disposal

  • White sowhat - 2011-04-08 16:29

    This guy shoould be fired, he is a joke. , the team realy sucks. we are the laughing stock of the PSL. Average players, bunch of loosers, no depth in the team, no direction, no vision. can't even get a winning combination. tired of these overated coaches who come to SA. and at home they are no bodies. Kaizer should buy better players , finish and klaar. secondly the Youth development should be reinforced. we need quality foregn players not these jokers.

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