Vermezovic confirms Tau axing

2011-10-24 10:47

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic has confirmed that Jimmy Tau has been relieved of the captaincy after weeks of silence on the matter.

Tau reportedly resigned as skipper at the end of September, following Chiefs' loss to Golden Arrows in a league tie at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

After the game, media reports claimed Vermezovic slammed his senior players for failing to take responsibility on the field, but the club denied that Tau had stepped down.

The defender was then dropped for the October 16 clash with Black Leopards and when he made his return in the 2-1 Telkom Knockout loss to Platinum Stars on Sunday, he did so without the armband which was handed to Tinashe Nengomasha.

In a post match interview, Vermezovic admitted that Tau was no longer the captain.

"There is no problem between me and Jimmy Tau. I think these stories started after our game against Golden Arrows," said the Serbian.

"We have four captains and Tinashe is one of them and Jimmy Tau is still our player and you could see today he was fighting very well, but not captain anymore. We will (release) a statement in the next few days, but there is nothing personal between me and him," he said.

Vermezovic also poured cold water over reports that he lambasted his players after the Arrows match.

He said: "I also heard a lot of bad things that I came to the dressing room after the game against Golden Arrows and that I shouted at the players. I was not in the dressing room as I was in the press conference and after that I went to the bus, so that's nonsense."



  • Musa - 2011-10-24 12:38

    Kaizer Chiefs' performance against Platinum Stars was pathetic. If it is the players' ploy to get the coach fired, ja it's working. The coach should not suffer alone here, players as well must be held accountable. How can strikers miss when it was just easy to score and difficult to miss? I don't mind if the team losses with a fight. Yesterday we lost so easy. The management must scrutinise some players' commitmment. We really love the team, but what happened yesterday was embarassing.

  • Cuthbert - 2011-10-24 13:45

    Do Chiefs want to tell us that there is no life after Musona. The strikers are pathetic.

  • Milton - 2011-10-24 15:09

    Milton It's tym for VV 2 go he has over stayed at Naturana, how can you work with tools that are not familiar with you. without players de iz no coach

  • vnkadimeng - 2011-10-24 16:25

    this guy needs go period his tym @ naturena has ended he is bringing nutting bt tears,VV please do us a favour and jst go back to where u cum from ,we don't need ur services anymore, ur flight is waiting for you sepela maan...

  • tsholon1 - 2011-10-25 00:56

    Bobby lied to us telling that there was "nothing sinister" with the Jimmy Tau story. Now the game against Platinum Stars has put the hidden point straight. The Amakhosi camp has a serious problem and need urgent attention. Please Mr, Kaizer Motaung (snr) your urgent intervention is needed, our pride is tinted. I believe although damage is caused, it is not yet late to mend. Khosi 4life

  • april.bloem - 2011-10-25 16:01

    we are going to mvela next season if VV does not go. he is destroying started with Klein Baas. he was scoring for us at the end of last nowhere to be seen..then it was Nale's turn now Tau i wonder who is next Reneilwe or with JT he is saying young players are doing what he wants can he tell us what is that exactly....iyo he is destroying what TED, we will be like pie-rats at the end of the season nothing to show

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