Vermezovic to stay at Chiefs

2011-05-04 17:23

Johannesburg - Vladimir Vermezovic will remain coach of Kaizer Chiefs and will see out his three-year contract with the club in the next season, Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung confirmed on Wednesday.

"The coach is here to stay and will definitely be with us next season," said Motaung.

He added that the club's top management was satisfied with the work the Serb has done since first taking charge of the outfit in July 2009.

In his early analysis of the season that has seen Amakhosi win just a single trophy - the Telkom Knockout in December - Motaung feels that lack of depth and experience as well as dips in form of players contributed to the side's up and down season.

There is little hope that Chiefs will win the crown while they were also embarrassingly eliminated by Vodacom League side Baroka F.C in the Nedbank Cup.

The team showed too much dependence on star players Siphiwe Tshabalala, Itumeleng Khune, Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Knowledge Musona, and struggled if the foursome were absent or in poor form.

"There is progression in our style of play but we have not been consistent," Motaung said.

"Musona lost early season form, Kaizer Motaung Junior got injured, S'thembiso Ngcobo's form dropped so we were always missing rhythm.

"And then there is the issue of experience and composure in front of goal if you look at a talented youngster like Mandla Masang - but he will grow from this.

"In the new season we will be beefing up the squad with some depth and experience."

Chiefs will play their penultimate game against log leaders Ajax Cape Town at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


  • senwamadi - 2011-05-05 07:50

    At long last, Kaizersees the light. There is no depth at Kaizer Chiefs, period.

  • Tumi Bopape - 2011-05-05 09:13

    I'm happy that Bobby has finally seen the light. He's been our downfall for a while now,players like Serero would have been ours long before they blossomed as they have this season.He must'nt make the mistake of buying a million Zim players for a bargain again, chances are he willl discover 1 germ in 10 bought,He must consult with the Coach as the Coaches neck is on the line,buy quality and not quantity.The glory days must come back to the glamour club,we are tired of being average that's not where we belong. Quality BABA..Quality.....That's what we were known 4 over the years.

  • Mmoledi - 2011-05-05 12:10

    At last Chiefs management has seen that there is no quality players and depth in the team now is the time to open their cheque book and do what is required which is buying three or four key players and who are experienced and bring back Mathebula, they must get one sharp striker,an anchor in the middle a distributor then two back lines, then the team will be balanced in terms one got injured or sick an a proper replacement will be available.

  • TUMELO RICHARD THEKA - 2011-05-06 12:13

    If he stays he must stop undermining other teams whether it's a big or a small team,he has been very unlucky when it comes to small teams,,,,

  • rams - 2011-05-08 10:00

    come on guys did we really understand soccer we say chiefs is not performing while staying on a title race what did you mean, and when you mention that they must buy qualify players you mean rejected or old used oil that are just waiting just to make their pocket full,i like what VV is doing because there is development in Chiefs of which we must be proud of, even in 70s and 80s chiefs has been using their own materials, it is better to use new talent that tired players you called Experience think you guys commenting about players i doubts make you are supporters of Sundowns,because that is their style, let us take example about Ajax they use mostly young talent.

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