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Vries has to prove himself to Chiefs in Soweto Derby

Namibian and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper will have to prove himself as the number 1 goalie for Amakhosi when Chiefs play Orlando Pirates this weekend.

It’s doomsday for Virgil Vries. Photo:Kaizer Chiefs

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.

Stronger and wiser. Photo:Soccer Laduma

“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.

Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.


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