Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic to stick with lone striker


The Buccaneers have have only scored one goal in their last three matches and that was against Bidvest Wits with Siyabonga Sangweni netting late in the match to give his side a 1-0 victory.

They have failed to find the net in the last two matches against Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United, and Vermezovic says he will not change anything yet.

“Our players, my technical team and I, we are the same like one month ago,” Vermezovic says.

“One month ago, we played one striker and we scored in three games I think nine goals or so. And nobody never asked me when are you going to start playing with two strikers.

“Orlando Pirates is a big club and I'm a serious coach and I'm not going to change my philosophy because of one defeat.

“We always have plan B and C and we are going to use it in time to time. But believe me nothing is changed after one defeat.

“They are the same players, I believe in them. I trust them and I know that they have strength to welcome this situation.

“Like I said, my football philosophy is like that, because of that I'm here and the people management decided to bring me here because of my football philosophy.

“I'm going to keep it this way nothing will change.”

Vermezovic added that he believes his squad will bounce back following their back-to-back defeats when they host Polokwane City in the Telkom Knockout on Sunday.