Virgil Vries: People know my quality

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Moroka Swallows goalkeeper Virgil Vries says he has put his past mistakes behind and wants to reward the team’s management for giving him another opportunity play football.

Vries was signed by the Dube Birds in September after five months without a club.

The 28-year-old was released by Kaizer Chiefs in May 2019 barely a year after joining from Baroka.

Vries during the goalless draw against Cosmos at Giyani Stadium at the weekend.

The keeper who has played in 4 of the 8 Swallows GladAfrica Championship games says the most important thing for him is that he was given another opportunity to play football.

“I can’t say I am here to revive my career or myself, you know,” Vries told FARPost.co.za.

“People know my quality and I have never doubted myself because of the mistakes that I made in the past. People know my quality,” reiterated the Namibian.

“I know my quality and I believe in myself so for me it’s just another opportunity to grow and get better so that’s the most important thing.

“That is the direction that I am taking and not for me to come here and revive myself because at the end of the day for me to be reviving myself here means its an individual thing but I am here for the team and to give better performances for the team,” he said.

The former Baroka keeper also spoke on his stay at the Dube Birds so far.

“I am happy and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the management met and for me to get game time. That’s the most important thing for me to play and I hope we will grow as a team and get back to where this club belongs,” he added.

The Namibian was however reluctant to talk about his stay at Kaizer Chiefs which ended prematurely following some poor goalkeeping errors. He played in 8 games for Amakhosi conceding 6 goals.

He has also played for the likes of Baroka as well as Maritzburg United.

By Ofhani Munyai

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