Vranes: You have to score goals
December 23, 2004
Vranes: You have to score goals

Zoran Vranes, the Yugoslavia born coach of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines football team, is anxious for his players to make the maximum uses of their opportunities for scoring. His comments came at the end of last Sunday’s match against Grenada. {{more}}

Vranes was content with the one-5nil victory, but he bemoaned the number chances his team missed. As far as Vranes was concerned, his team had no fewer than ten opportunities to convert.

He noted that when scoring openings were missed, “good teams will hurt you”.

He cited the World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad at the Hasley Crawford stadium last November.

Vranes is working on getting the squad to the level of fitness that they were for the World Cup preparation. He hopes to have Wesley “Brisco” Charles to boost the midfield, as well as strikers Marlon “Thirsty” James, and Rodney “Chang” Jack.

The Yugoslavian has a programme that he thinks would lay the foundation for the 2010 World Cup campaign. Vranes mentioned plans to gather 200 youths for the basis of that party. He has moved in that direction with the inclusion of an Under-17 player, Leonson Lyndon Simon, and Under 20 midfielder, Millon Prescott, in the line up. They were in Grenada for last Sunday’s match.

The Vincentian team in Grenada showed: Melvin Andrews, Rodney Francois, Ezra Hendrickson, Matthew Charles, Kendal Velox, Howie Williams, Shandell Samuel, Darren Francis, Alwyn Guy and Renson Haynes.

Coach Vranes made three changes. Charles aggravated an injury in the 36th minute and was replaced by Benford Joseph. Tyrone Prince filled in for Haynes in the 62nd, and Howie Williams made way for Kenlyn Gonsalves in the 71st.