'I just want to forget about Chiefs'


One of the much-maligned players Kaizer Chiefs released in the off-season has difficulty talking about his experience at Naturena.

New Swallows FC goalkeeper Virgil Vries had a nightmare with the Glamour Boys after making big mistakes at critical stages of last season, leading to the supporters turning against him.

The Namibian keeper was signed by Amakhosi as a back-up for Itumeleng Khune after he picked up a long-term injury, however, things didn't go according to plan.

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Speaking after his man-of-the-match for the Dube Birds in their 0-0 draw with Real Kings last Sunday, the 30-year-old said he is now focused on doing well in the GladAfrica Championship and does not think it is a step back in his career.

"I won't say it's a step back for my career, everything is a work-in-progress, you can learn here and get better," he said.

"It all about mindset as a player on how you take it. I'm happy to be here at Swallows and for me to contribute, and that is the most important thing for me right now.

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"I don't want to talk about Chiefs because now I'm with Swallows. I just want to forget about it, what happened at Chiefs is the past. 

"I don't have anything to prove to anyone, people know the goalkeeper I am and that is why I was at Kaizer Chiefs. It's part of the game and that's how you learn."

Swallows are in 14th position on the NFD log after six matches, just a point above the relegation zone, and recently replaced Zeca Marques with Brandon Truter as head coach. 

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