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Vladimir Vermezovic says there's no pressure

Posted: 9 April 2010 Time: 07:57

Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic says he is under no pressure on him to win silverware even though he has yet to taste success in an official competition since arriving at the beginning of the season.

"What I do know is that winning a trophy is a mirror of my work, and being in the Telkom Cup Final is an opportunity to win a Cup; which we want to win but which I am not under any pressure to do.

"We are in good shape at the moment and I have no doubt that my players will do every thing right to win this game. They want this trophy, maybe more than I do," states Vermezovic.

The Serbian mentor adds that he doesn't see Amakhosi's League run as being disappointing.

"I don't know why people are talking about disappointments. The thing is simple, this year SuperSport and Sundowns did better than us in the League and for me it's not a disappointment to be third.

"When you look at our results and consider the way we started the League maybe we didn't deserve to be first. Next year we will see and it all depends on us.

"But like I say, a big club like Kaizer Chiefs needs all the trophies and expectations are always that we must win everything, Cups and the League title included.

"Some of our players don't have experience and without experience sometimes the confidence is not there. For us it is more important to create the opportunities and then the rest will take care of itself," says Vermezovic.

With his usual confidence the Serbian says he had been preparing against the final as far back as Saturday when Ajax confirmed their place to the final; that was two days before Amakhosi had overcome the hurdle of Orlando Pirates.

"I started preparing for the final on Saturday. People don't believe it when I say that every game is important and even every training session is important to me," he adds.

Meanwhile, Chiefs midfield marvel David Mathebula says they have to stop Ajax from making the history of by winning the Telkom KnockOut Cup twice in succession.

The Urban Warriors beat Orlando Pirates in last year's Final.

"Ajax is a very good team technically so we have to be disciplined to win this one. We have to be up to the challenge in all departments to get the better of them.

"It will also not be nice to go through our 40th year anniversary without winning a trophy. We have to do this for the club and our fans," says Mathebula who converted a penalty in the shoot-out win over Bucs on Easter Monday.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:28 am
Now Supersport we are gunning for you. We are done with Ajax, the Telkom Cup is already in the bag.
posted: 08:47 am
Good to here that our coach and the players have confidence towards the final. Vele moss, there was no pressure coach just keep the boys motivated and we will keep our vuvuzelas blown for our forever support

posted: 08:57 am
Sbudaaa...morning Khosi..havent seen u in ages

Vele VV izinto zethu lezi..let them think that we wont be on our A game, the same way other so called big teams (who are seeking bargains in Zim now as we speak) did

Shapa VV i looove this coach!!
posted: 09:01 am
To be honest, Ajax is a good team. It's one team that is guaranteed to score at least a goal. They have a brilliant keeper in Vonk, creative player in Lewis, and an aerial finisher in Paulse. But they are playing against a red-hot team of the moment. This young side of Chiefs is super fast in all departments, defence, midfield and up-front. Their only problem is in finishing (goals) which if they have not worked on in training, will make it difficult for them to beat Ajax. But I trust our coach when he says he had long prepared for the final. We are the last hope, we shall prevail.
posted: 09:25 am
Sbuda & wifey
Like the coach said before our clash with Clowns: "This is our time" It's pay back time. We have not forgotten what Ajax and referee Peter Mabuza did to us in MTN8 semi final. That moment still haunts our memories. I won't be surprised when our boys hand Ajax a 6-pack they scared so much. The boys will keep Peter Mabuza's moments in mind when they do the business 2moro.

Siyaz: 2010-04-09 08:28
SuperSport knows its sins very well and shiveringly awaits its punishment. There's nowhere to run. Those who made Smart Choice like us will forever be happy. We shall forever keep blowing that Vuvuzela loudly and proudly.

Khosi by SmartChoice
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 09:27 am
VV you are a world class coach in the making. I believe that for the players to be confident, the Leader (Coach) must show confidence in their abilities.

You will go places with youe positive attitude.

Just tell Musona to bang two goals before half time.

Tell Nale not to hurry inside the box and just run straight to Ajax defense and keep the ball in his feet, that is strenght and Ajax defenders will be frustrated and bring him down.

Tell Sweswe to man-mark Lewis.

Don't allow any diagonal balls or crosses to be played in the box. That Ajax tall guy will punish us.

Tell Nengomasha and the two central defenders to avoid any fouls in the dangersous areas.

if Chiefs can stop Ajax from playing their wing play ( The Dutch type of football), then I will smile at 22:00 pm on Saturday
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 09:29 am
B A L L S & S A T U R D A Y what is wrong with that. Morons!
posted: 09:30 am
ha ha ha ha SIBUSISO, MESHACK is he joking again ha ha ha this dude is a lying machine hai hai hai, not long ago, to be exact last week he said he was under pressure within a week he is no longer under pressure ha ha ha thank God Bra Kaizer is uneducated other wise he would have notice that u brige the contract by lying .
posted: 09:43 am
DR NDIVHUWO: 2010-04-09 09:30 [ Report ]

Witchdoctor..u clearly have faith in ur 50 year old bones..u still have the nerve 2 diss Chiefs after we thumped ur a$$ outta the cup..shudnt u be brewing something for the nedbank knockout..leave us Telkom participators to engage...
posted: 09:44 am
The confidence from our coach and players is what we need. I don't see serious threat from both Lewis and Paulsen. Our defense did very well in the past games against tall players like Rogers and mobile players like Issacs, Mabhuti and Mashego.
posted: 09:47 am
we Ajax fantasy will sing this song.'awee my ajax awee, break zim chiefs amigo, awee ajax awee, show them ajax show them. beat them ajax beat them. '
posted: 09:54 am
this telkom cup belongs to naturena.sunclowns and pie-rats supporterz can say whateva they want to say bt we will win it. wining cups its our daily bread. sorry sonono fc and mambush fc supporters . amakhosi everyday
posted: 10:01 am
I DR NDIVHUWO, declare that if Ajax lose to zim chiefs (known to PSL as kaizer chiefs) i will not comment in kick off website until end of world cup. ur Ajax fantasy DR NDIVHUWO. NB: I need at least 2 people to acknowledge this deal otherwise the deal wont stand.
posted: 10:03 am
witchdoctor ndivhuwo, your teams floped and now u think chiefs will be lyk them. it is sunclowns who want to be lyk chiefs not the ada way around. even our dumb bítch swetys know that. amakhosi everyday!
posted: 10:04 am
Beware Ajax, the witchdoctor has cursed you like he did with his expensive, experienced players. Here we come. Hoooooola khosis, this man has instilled the confidence we lacked at the beginning of the season. I kind of like it, Goooooooooood to be a Khosi. Really feels good. Listen to the players when giving comments, EL Capitan, Mathebula, and others. They are all diplomatic.

Lekhosi ka nkane!!!!!
lekhosi la ga Mothapo
posted: 10:18 am
come saturday not only ajax supporters will be crying sunflops and pie rats will also this cape town will be like mamelodi after we walloped sundowns

posted: 10:19 am
DR NDIVHUWO: 2010-04-09 10:01

You have a deal Mr Witchdoctor. And may your fantasies about Wilfred Mugeyi come true. You will make a good couple.
posted: 10:29 am
Mr Wizard/Witchdoctor

We dnt need ur declarations here, Chiefs is a team not some chess game like ur Flop of a team..hamba la..we beat ur weeks ago, we'r over it, clearly ur still having nightmares about Masango's acrobatics that put Baloyi 2 shame...why dnt u mix urself somethin 2 help u, or better yet watch the final 2moro and see how winners roll hehehehe....ngyadlala Ndivu'visto

LOL..wassup Khosi
posted: 10:30 am
Pearl ( my Auntie ), BrokeFan (my uncle, my mentor), Meshack (brother from another mother), Thabang (my brother), Siyaz (my inspiration), Cruel (my super cousin), OBG ( what a genius), Michael (my cousin) and the rest of my KHOSI FAMILY

HOOOOOOOLA, Sbuda is just excited and very proud to have you as my family.......PIECE TO ALL COS WE LIVE A POSITVE STYLE

KHOSI 4LIFE.....I'm proud of this team and our coach as well

Ye, its pay back time
Khubza mulandzeleri wa Kaizer Chiefs
posted: 10:31 am
I said it b4, and i will say it again, is KHOSI against all the top8 teams in this two tournaments and as always, we shall prevail.

Dlaya MAKHOSI Dlayyyyya
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