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Orlando Pirates coach Vermezovic following 2-1 win over Polokwane City in Telkom Knockout last-16

Posted: 5 October 2014 Time: 17:25

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic said he hopes the Fifa break proves less disruptive to his charges this time around following the club's 2-1 win over Polokwane City.

REPORT: Pirates 2-1 Polokwane

Bucs bounced from back-to-back losses at City's expense on Sunday, with Thabo Qalinge netting a 68th minute winner after Issa Sarr cancelled out debutant Tokelo Langa's deflected opener at Orlando Stadium.

Vermezovic said after the Telkom Knockout last-16 tie: "Ja, even before the goal, we controlled the game but unfortunately you know it was a mistake, you know it was a rebound.

"But never mind, my guys, they played good football, they are coming back.

"Now we have a Fifa break, we are gonna see. You know the previous time it was not so good for us. I hope this one is better."

The Serbian went on to laud his squad options, having made five team changes against 'Rise and Shine' since his side's previous 1-0 league loss to Chippa United.

"The guys that came back, like Happy [Jele] and [Lehlohonolo] Majoro, they did a good job today. Patrick [Phungwayo] was excellent on the left side.

"This proves we have quality, it doesn't matter if we play Majoro or Kermit [Erasmus], or in the middle [Thandani Ntshumayelo] 'Bibo' or Sarr, the question is only the psychological."

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-05 15:34:49

Congratulations Mabhakaniya.

petrus moletsane
posted: 2014-10-05 15:48:20

Where are those chimpanzee who like to interfere in bucs affairs go and hang yourselves

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-10-05 15:49:34

Congratulations to for winning this game

posted: 2014-10-05 15:53:12

If you cant beat Polokwane City convincingly then you are this. This is quality...

stanley chinaman
posted: 2014-10-05 16:00:27

A win against a premier league club well done Frindge players quality Team

posted: 2014-10-05 16:00:42

i am still 100% behind you....and from what we saw with chippa the mentality of players was not on right state after that lose to these zebbies and the change today played well, but was still showing some signs of last week with some players lets hope the break will help the boys.

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-10-05 16:01:52

The question is, where were u the past three weeks?, suddenly u appear cause u won. Mxm useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

posted: 2014-10-05 16:01:58

Reyaad Pieterse, Brilliant Khuzwayo better than Kelly Meyiwa in keeping the clean sheet

posted: 2014-10-05 16:07:20

borawalekhosi guess wat senzo is the captain of bafana bafana

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-05 16:08:29

hopefully this break will be good for you to get our house in good stead, last one messed with our rhythm, now I'm expecting this one to be kind to us. But we'll see,  but we definitely weren't good today though, we played kak but fortunately for me we won. I stressed the entire game. Once and always bucs. 

Sober mind Analyst
posted: 2014-10-05 16:10:22

mdmasiza2 borawalekhosi u forgot the word temporary before captain

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-05 16:11:19

shlalo wezihlalo I told you that I was optimistic about this one, i expected better though, not the laziness of some senior players. But we are through and I'm happy for this break. Once and always bucs. 

posted: 2014-10-05 16:12:28

Sober mind Analyst mdmasiza2 borawalekhosi dont run away from the fact that he will be at the helm when bafana bafana play while pietersen and khuzwayo will be watching the game on tv

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-05 16:12:54

Sober mind Analyst mdmasiza2 borawalekhosi With bra sheke there, soon to be permanent, we can bet. Once and always bucs. 

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-05 16:14:12

mdmasiza2 Sober mind Analyst borawalekhosi true that, if they are so good why are they watching like us bhakaniya, on TV? Lol... Once and always bucs 

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-10-05 16:14:45

Rebound or Deflection?

English never loved rats.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-05 16:15:44

borawalekhosi but they are envious of him cause he's bafana no 1. And captain. Get it chimpanzee, number one and captain. Once and always bucs. 

posted: 2014-10-05 16:16:34

Buc-champ 14 mdmasiza2 Sober mind Analyst borawalekhosi this 1 juju needs some1 to put him into his place .

posted: 2014-10-05 16:16:56

Buc-champ 14 Take it easy on the blogging bhakaniya jeez man you've been here the whole day, give your lady some attention as well man or other guys will do it for you.

posted: 2014-10-05 16:18:14

Not one of the best performance , but Will gladly take the results

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