Chiefs drop points

2010-10-17 12:54

This wasn’t the kind of birthday present Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung had hoped for, but thanks to his inconsistent club it won’t be a memorable one.

And it is head coach Vladimir Vermezovic who has a lot to apologise for.

First the Serb needs to apologise to members of the media for his unwarranted bashing of the local journalists and subsequently staging a walk out.

Secondly, to his boss for spoiling his 66th birthday last night.

And lastly to the Amakhosi fans for last night’s uninspiring performance which saw the team drop two points at home.

In a drama-filled week involving Vermezovic walking out on the media, a lot was expected from his side but he failed to lift up his team’s performance.

Perhaps he was preoccupied with drafting his apology after falsely accusing the media of misquoting him when in fact he had said he had better strikers than Kaizer Motaung Jnr, his boss’s son.

On the night Chiefs started the match with winning intentions compared to Platinum Stars.

The team displayed some neat interpasses but failed to trouble the visitors’ defence, which was well-marshalled by Mbulelo Mabizela.

Mabizela was back at his best as he snuffed Chiefs’ danger man and Zimbabwean Knowledge Musona out of the match.

But Musona did get a chance to test Stars’ goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane in the 16th minute but the keeper did well to stop his shot, with marksman Sthembiso Ngcobo heading over the rebound.

But Stars were not to be outdone as they grew in stature as the match grew old.

Itumeleng Khune had to come to Chiefs’ rescue in the 34th minute when he blocked Terrance Mandaza’s shot.

A minute later Musona found himself at the right place when he cleared Mandaza’s header on the line.

Vermezovic kept his faith with the youngsters who did duty against Bloemfontein Celtic in the Macufe Cup last Sunday when he started with George Lebese in place of the injured Siphiwe Tshabalala.

But the youngster, together with Mandla Masango, found the going tough in the first half.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first stanza as Chiefs started well after the introduction of the exciting Mthokozisi Yende and Josta Dladla.

The duo brought the Glamour Boys back to life as they pushed forward searching for that elusive goal.

Without a doubt Chiefs were a better side in the second half as they dominated possession and created scoring opportunities, but Stars hung on to the dismay of the fans who brazed the chilly evening to come and witness the 0-0 draw.

Surely the fans also deserve an apology?
»?Happy 66th birthday Mr Motaung and sorry for the spoilt party.

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