Chiefs Keeper Returns To Naturena
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Virgil Vries, was back in training with the Amakhosi today as they continued their preparations for Black Leopards tomorrow evening.
The Siya crew reported on Monday that Vries had missed training the following week prior to Chiefs facing SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout, with no reason being given for his absence at the time.
It is believed that the Namibian was given paternity leave to return home after the Soweto Derby, however was late in returning back to training at Naturena.
Siya sources confirmed that the 29-year-old was not present last week, however – as reported by the crew – no confirmation had been given with regards to why he was absent from training.
Now, ahead of Chiefs’ clash with Leopards, the crew have been informed that Vries was back training on Tuesday alongside his first team teammates, though when the crew contacted the club for official confirmation of his return, no reply was received.
Vries confirmed in the Namibian media that he was indeed granted paternity leave by Amakhosi management, though it is thought that he came back to South Africa later than expected.
It now remains to be seen whether the former Baroka man will return to the matchday squad to face Leopards on Wednesday, a club whom he help his side beat last month with some penalty shootout heroics.