From Sundowns To Sekhukhune: Vilakazi Joins New Club
Sibusiso Vilakazi, former Mamelodi Sundowns forward, has been signed by Sekhukhune, according to coach Brandon Truter. Vilakazi left TS Galaxy in January, which led to a public spat between Pitso Mosimane and Rockets coach Sead Ramovic.
Vilakazi had been training with Sekhukhune for the past few weeks and impressed Truter, who had previously hinted at signing the experienced player. Vilakazi, now 33 years old, has found a new home with Sekhukhune.
Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter has expressed his delight at the signing of Sibusiso Vilakazi, a former Mamelodi Sundowns forward. Truter praised Vilakazi’s composure and decision-making skills, citing the player’s past experience in winning trophies and playing in the Caf Champions League as valuable assets to Sekhukhune’s attack. The coach also noted that Vilakazi had been impressive in training, but the real test would be his ability to translate his skills to the pitch.
Vilakazi is the latest addition to Sekhukhune’s squad this season, joining Kamohelo Mokotjo, Bernard Parker, and Badra Sangare as experienced players signed by the club. Vilakazi will compete for a spot upfront with the likes of Chibuike Ohizu, Victor Letsoalo, and Tshegofatso Mabasa.
For Vilakazi, the move to Sekhukhune presents an opportunity to prove former coach Pitso Mosimane wrong, who had criticized TS Galaxy’s decision to release the player earlier this year.
Vilakazi has been training with Sekhukhune for a few weeks and is in contention to make his debut when the team hosts Cape Toen Spurs in a Nedbank Cup last-16 tie next Sunday.
As Sekhukhune United looks to climb the ranks of South African football, the addition of experienced players like Vilakazi will be crucial in the team’s pursuit of success.
Vilakazi’s ability to contribute to the attack and bring a winning mentality will undoubtedly benefit the team as they continue their journey in the Premier Soccer League.