Absa Premiership

Komphela feels for Vermezovic

2014-12-03 10:48
Steve Komphela (Supplied)
Steve Komphela (Supplied)
Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela admits he would not want to be in Vladimir Vermezovic's shoes at the moment following Orlando Pirates' 2-1 loss on Tuesday.

A first-half brace from Mohammed Anas at the FNB Stadium this week rendered Kermit Erasmus' temporary equaliser inconsequential, condemning the Buccaneers to a fourth loss of the Premiership season.

The Sea Robbers now head into Saturday's Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs trailing the league leaders by 12 points, while the club's fans have also threatened to turn on Vermezovic, who endured a barrage of abuse from the Ghost after this week's full-time whistle.

And Komphela says he can only imagine what the Serbian is going through, saying: "I wouldn't want to be in VV's position - playing a game in midweek and then having a massive one on the weekend.

"If he had won it would have been 'well done coach for making the changes ahead of the Derby'. It’s different now with the loss."

Komphela does, however, have faith that Vermezovic can still turn Pirates' season around, adding: "They may have been looking at the next match (against Chiefs), sure, but it doesn't make them any less dangerous. This is still a big team."

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