Vermezovic: We won't give up

2011-04-08 09:03

Johannesburg - Vladimir Vermezovic insists Kaizer Chiefs will not surrender the league title, until it is mathematically impossible for them to be champions.

Amakhosi are six points behind leaders and arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in the PSL standings with five matches to go.

But the Serbian coach has refused to throw in the towel, despite watching his charges draw their last five fixtures.

"The draw has changed nothing, because we still believe we can win it. Our hopes are still alive and we will fight until the end, but we also have to realise we have a difficult schedule until the end," he said.

"We will try our best and fight to the end."

Vermezovic insisted the stalemates shouldn't be interpreted as an indication that Chiefs have been battling in recent times.

"It is interesting that the last five games we have played draws but we didn't go out to play for a draw," added the coach.

"We will never do that and I don't think it is a question of whether we are not confident or not. Yesterday their goalkeeper (Darren Keet) was the real obstacle for us and when we drew Pirates, for example, they scored in the last minute so maybe it was a question of luck. But never mind, we are fighting to the end. I hope our next league game against SuperSport United will be better."

Meanwhile, Chiefs face Wits again on Sunday in the Nedbank Cup and Vermezovic is hoping his charges can break their bad luck in the competition.

"Some people say we are specialists in cups, but we have never won the Nedbank Cup," he said.

"But we will try to put something more this year, because Wits is a very good team as you saw on Wednesday when we played them at the Mbombela stadium. We are hoping to go all the way in this cup for a change."


  • zulufox - 2011-04-08 09:21

    this guy clearly is a day dreamer...

  • thabo.sebe - 2011-04-08 09:29

    Dream on VV, The League Championship is coming to Pretoria as it always does every season.

  • White sowhat - 2011-04-08 09:47

    I am a chiefs fan but this dude is dreaming. I can't blame him for not winning the league. He has the average players, no match winners, no one to take the match to the opposition. Its really bad that over the years we have gonne to the dogs.We are not buying the best players anymore. we have a very predictable average team capable of winning nothing. Our backline is forever exposed. we are relying too much on few overated players who are gradualy loosing form and are exposed every day. We use to get the best foreigners on offer. we can be beaten by any team on the day. its really sad. I hope the rumour that Kaizer is conisering selling his shares is true. I think he has lost interest in the team. the passion is dead.

  • kolobe - 2011-04-08 10:39

    unfortunately the league is heading to orlando

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  • tebogo.tebogo10 - 2011-04-08 12:37

    we are still the 4th as Amakhosi but we won`t give up for toping to the leaque...Tebogo Sekgoka Mamelodi East Ikageng.

  • kabo.j.masole - 2011-04-08 14:14

    U r just sayin ths VV to comfort yoursef but u can clearly c that u have lost it.....

  • White sowhat - 2011-04-08 16:18

    Taxila you such a fool, can't even spell chiefs. go back to school. if he is a sole owner that does not mean he cannot sell his shares to someone else. Firstly he mentioned that he wanted to give chairmanship to someone else and is willing to quit the sport. that means that there is a chance of him selling you fool.

  • White sowhat - 2011-04-08 16:24

    Quality or good buy will win you cups and the league. Depth is the only way to go. can't keep on relying on luck. KC is finished, completely finished, no fighting spirit left. just going withi emotions. only a name is left. There is no difference between Swallows, and KC. WE ARE A LAUGHING STOCK. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. The whole SA FOOTBALL IS DEAD AND BURRIED. CAN'T EVEN REACH THE QUARTER FINALS OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BUT WE ARE THE RICHEST IN AFRICA. WHAT A JOKE

  • molokwane paul mpho - 2011-04-11 11:53

    After what a dissapointing game against Wits. Do you still have that faith of winning the league. I dont think so ? the league goes to the Baccaneers. We were counting on you to deliver this trophy to us but we were unfortunately bcoz of you being stereotyped. You are disgrace to the Chiefs fans

  • TUMELO RICHARD THEKA - 2011-04-12 08:54

    if are to win the title we must win all the remaining matches provided that the likes of Pie-rat sink a little bit downwards

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