Heric afraid to make substitutions


It seems like Chippa United have turned their fortunes around, with their two victories on a row in the Dstv Premiership.

The Eastern Cape side have been struggling with form this season and they have changed coaches in pursuit of improvement on their results.

With Vladislav Heric at the helm as the technical director, the Chilli Boys have clinched two vital victories in the league and a build up to the Nedbank Cup final against TTM on May 8.

Interestingly the technical director Heric, seems to be the one making final decisions on the starting line up and substitutions in the team, though Siyabulela Gwambi is still the head coach.

The Serbian who has been doing post match interviews for the team revealed that he is still new in the team and he does not know some players, hence he has not made too many changes and there is fatigue in the team.

“The problem I have is that, I don’t know all the players and I’m afraid to make substitutions and put players that I don’t know.

“So it is very difficult to make the right substitutions, although the last game we put Eva Nga as a substitute and he scored, that does not mean every time we might do that.

“It’s good for me to see the new players and we also got (Thansanqa) Sangweni back that I’m very happy with, such an experienced player.

“Game by game I’m seeing more and I know them better so hopefully I’m gonna choose the right people for the final,” he said.

“The final is our life, everything is there, our families and the people of Eastern Cape are in that final, so we have to go there and make sure that we make these people happy,” said Heric.

Heric further revealed that he is happy with the response of his players.

“I’m happy with their engagement, some of them played for the first time. I’m happy with their commitment and the fighting spirit is there.”

“I do believe that we gonna have the same fighting spirit in the next game which is the final,” added Heric.

­By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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