Vries takes full responsibility for Chiefs exit

01 May 2019 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 01 MAY (NAMPA) – Former Kaizer Chiefs and current Brave Warriors goalkeeper Virgil Vries said he takes full responsibility of everything that took place during his one season at the club following his release on Wednesday.

Chiefs confirmed through their official twitter account that they had parted ways with the Namibian goal-minder on mutual understanding.

Speaking to Nampa from his base in Johannesburg, Vries said he was grateful for the opportunity to represent the Phefeni Glamour Boys and thanked everyone who made his stay at the club comfortable.

“I have learnt a lot during my stay at Chiefs. Unfortunately things happened and we agreed that it is better we part ways. I am grateful to the club for the support they gave me even after my mistakes which were costly to the team. I take responsibility but it is time to move on,” he told Nampa.

He added that he was looking forward to the upcoming Council of Southern African Football Association (Cosafa) and Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournaments between May and July.

“I hope to do well in those tournaments and prove to everyone that I am a good goalkeeper. Most goalkeepers are also going through the same things that I went through, but it does not mean they are bad goalkeepers, it’s a phase that people go through in their careers,” he said.

The goal-minder said he has some options with regards to new clubs and that he will assess them with his agent but that it was premature to make them public as his focus rests solely on the Afcon and Cosafa competitions.

He concluded by wishing the club well in its remaining league matches and the Nedbank Cup Final.