'Shabba deserves move'

2011-01-18 09:36

Johannesburg - Vladimir Vermezovic says he is not losing sleep over possibly losing Siphiwe Tshabalala and instead hopes the star midfielder seals his dream of moving abroad.

'Shabba' left for a week-long trial at Nottingham Forest on Monday night and is keen to further his career in the English Championship.

However, Kaizer Chiefs football Manager Bobby Motaung admitted he does not want to sell the player and will only part with the Bafana Bafana ace if Forest offer a bumper transfer bee.

But the Serbian coach believes Amakhosi must not stand in the way of Tshabalala's ambitions.

He said: "I must say Tshabalala deserves to try overseas and nobody, even me, got a right to play with his future.

"In soccer anything is possible; bad injuries and so on, so if someone has an opportunity to make money overseas for himself and his family, I'm never going to say no.

"I spoke to him already and I gave him my blessing to try to play overseas. Tshabalala knows that Kaizer Chiefs will forever stay his home. He will always come back. He is always welcome."

The 47-year-old mentor insists he would not need to buy a replacement should Shabba earn a contract with the English outfit.

"No, we have two guys on that place, Siyabulela Songwiqi and Abia Nale," said Vermezovic.

"We were ready for this after the World Cup and that's why we brought Songwiqi so if Tshabalala goes I have told him he has my blessing."

Meanwhile, despite Friday's loss to Ajax Cape Town the coach is adamant Amakhosi are still league-winning material.

"It is okay. In football anything is possible and you can't always win. We are too big a club to depend on one win or killed by one loss!," he said.

"We will continue to try our best to make this race more interesting. Kaizer Chiefs is still alive."


  • pfox26 - 2011-01-18 09:52

    Bobby, your comment is pathetic.

      Andy49 - 2011-01-18 13:34

      who is Bobby?

  • Mizer - 2011-01-18 09:56

    It will be a great opportunity for Shabba to get a contract overseas.He is a well mannered and deserving player.Please Chiefs allow our star to shine across the borders and make us proud.I've always wished he grab a contract with an outside team.Here is the chance now.You go my man.You trully deserve it.Reneilwe is on his way and if Khune wishes,he may aslo see himslef away from Chiefs.It will be a loss but hey,plenty of talent here at home.Shapa Khosi 4 life Shapa.

      S'javo - 2011-01-18 11:27

      it is a great opportunity for shaba indeed

  • Xolani - 2011-01-18 10:39

    All the best shaba!!

  • sqc - 2011-01-18 10:58

    Shabba for Forest - go man, hopefully they will come up at the end of this year then he will be playing PL football - great accolade for great player.

  • S'javo - 2011-01-18 11:26

    it is a great opportunity for shaba indeed,i would also like to take my hurt off to the coach for his encouraging words,he understand the importance of someone's future,there is no use keeping shaba while his got offer in UK because football is a short career,for bobby to say we dont sell players bcs we want to win the league is very disapointing for the boy,i mean you dont have to sacrifice someone's future for business opportunity serious.Gudluck shabba

  • Mkateko - 2011-01-18 11:49

    Bobby should stop being selfish. All best for shabba

      Andy49 - 2011-01-18 13:36

      who is this Bobby oke & where is his comment that is being referred to?

  • mupet-killer - 2011-01-18 13:08

    GOOD PLAYERS GET SIGNED, they dont go on trial for goodness sake. and why do people talk about that opening goal like its the greatest goal of all time? imagine ronaldo going on trial with real madrid b4 signing him. but on the plus side, its way better than playing in a pathetic, mickey mouse psl league and will give sa exposure, plus big bucks.good luck!

  • thulani - 2011-01-18 15:21

    I am going to devote my prayer time to pray for Tshabalala to succeed at Forest. There are some guys in the Bafana Bafana who are playing in England who do not deserve to be there. Siphiwe is a well disciplined, well mannered lad. I am a Zimbabwean who supports Pirates but Shabba is my favourite and I wish him the best. May God hear my prayers for this lad!!

  • spearce100000 - 2011-01-19 18:43

    i am forest fan and i hope we sign him up you redssssss

  • sandile - 2011-01-21 10:18

    As much as I would'nt like to losse Shabba but if it is an overseas move then he must go for it. As much as he is in the pik of his game but going abroad will ensure him of getting pension of a lifetime. Go Shabba, go Shabba

  • ntoyaphi - 2011-01-21 10:51

    yes i think he right the can still win league but i think nale must get game time

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