Kaizer Chiefs suffer a setback ahead of Nedbank Cup natch
Posted: 19 April 2011 Time: 16:10
Kaizer Chiefs have suffered a setback in their defence ahead of their Nedbank Cup last eight match against Baroka FC on Sunday in Polokwane.
Valery Nahayo saw red against Black Aces over the weekend, which rules him out of the cup match and on Tuesday, Dominic Isaacs didn't train with the team. Head coach Vladimir Vermezovic explains: "Dominic he got some personal problems and today asked for a day off. He made training yesterday but today he was off and you have to respect their (players) private lives," Vermezovic revealed. Isaacs is likely, however, to make the trip to partner Thomas Sweswe in central defence, but whether Isaacs will be in the right state of mind is a subject for another debate. Isaacs declined to comment. Vermezovic added that Siphiwe Tshabalala will be ready for the match despite still being on the treatment table for an ankle injury. He missed the match against Black Aces because of the injury. Meanwhile, Vermezovic has suggested that Chiefs could be too difficult to handle for Baroka, bearing in mind the massive difference between the two clubs. "I don't underestimate Baroka, but there is a big difference between the Vodacom League and the PSL. "We will play with the same attitude just like in any other game and we are going to prepare for this Vodacom League team like we are preparing for a PSL team. We are a serious team and we are going to play on a high level… This game is also part of our preparation for the two big (League) games against Ajax and Sundowns," Vermezovic added.