Namibian and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper will have to prove himself as the number 1 goalie for Amakhosi when Chiefs play Orlando Pirates this weekend.
Vries has not been consistent in the goal post and has committed gross mistakes in the past few matches angering Kaizer Chiefs fans. The goalie made fans unhappy during an Absa Premiership match against Mamelodi Sundowns on January 5. He disappointed team mates and fans when he left his goal post and the ball bounced in front of him and straight into the back of the net. His team was in the lead and went on to lose the game 2-1.
In another match for the Confederation of African Football game against Zambian side Zesco United, Vries moved about 20 metres from his goal post conceding a goal after Zesco midfielder Anthony Akumu fired a long-range shot that Vries couldn’t stop.
Chiefs lost the game 2-1 (5-2 on aggregate) and were knocked out of the competition. He also had a very shaky game when he failed to hold the ball and spilt the ball during a cross that gave a victory to Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium on January 30. Chiefs lost the game lost the game 1-0.
“Such experiences make you stronger as a player. I’ll grow from this. We win as a team and also lose a team,” Vries said about his mistakes.