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Chiefs coach will take it easy in the Telkom Knockout

By UNATHI MAKANDA

 

KAIZER Chiefs’ head coach, Vladimir Vermezovic says it is still early to talk about their chances to defend their Telkom Knockout title.

Vermezovic was speaking to www.sports-focus.co.za after the mighty Amakhosi were drawn against AmaZulu in the competition dubbed More Fire.

 M”Look we still have two or more league matches to focus on before we could start planning our cup match against AmaZulu. We will obviously cross that bridge once we are there,” said the ever smiling coach whose club lost 5-4 to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday during the final match of the Absa Macufe Cup..

Vermezovic also commented his number one goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune who had an outstanding performance that saw him being named Man of the Match while on national duty as Bafana Bafana played to a goalless draw away to Sierra Leone on Sunday evening.

“It is a naked truth that Khune is the best keeper in the country at the moment, and as his coach I’m proud of him,” said the Chiefs mentor.

On the other hand, his counterpart at AmaZulu, Manqoba Mnqithi said every game is important to them, and the one against Chiefs is no optional as they will give it their best shot.

“It is going to interesting, yet a very tough one more so because Chiefs are the defending champions,” said Mnqithi.

 The rest of the Telkom Knockout Cup fixtures are:

Moroka Swallows v Mpumalanga Black Aces, Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Ajax Cape Town v Free State Stars, Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, SuperSports United v Vasco da Gama, Santos v BidVest Wits.

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