Vilakazi Speaks Out: Inside The Kaizer Chiefs Transfer Offer
Former Mamelodi Sundowns star Sibusiso Vilakazi has revealed details about an offer he received from Kaizer Chiefs. Vilakazi, who was named the 2013-14 PSL Footballer of the Year, had been linked with a move to Chiefs in both 2016 and 2022. Currently aged 33, he is currently undergoing training with Sekhukhune.
Vilakazi was highly sought-after in South African football when he joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Bidvest Wits in 2016. At the time, he had been linked with a move to Chiefs, with then-coach Steve Komphela reportedly keen to secure his signature.
In a recent interview, Vilakazi confirmed that Chiefs had indeed shown interest in signing him from Wits seven years ago. However, he clarified that there was no contact from the club when he departed from Masandawana in 2022. As an experienced forward, Vilakazi remains a valuable asset in South African football.
Sibusiso Vilakazi recently discussed his transfer history, revealing that there was no offer from Kaizer Chiefs when he left Mamelodi Sundowns. He stated that while he was at Bidvest Wits, Chiefs did make an offer for him. However, he was not in a position to consider any offers and ultimately it was a matter of the club with the highest bid securing his services.
Vilakazi enjoyed tremendous success at Sundowns, winning five Premier Soccer League titles, five cup competitions, and the 2017 Caf Super Cup during his time there. He was released by the club at the end of last season and subsequently joined TS Galaxy, but was later released by the Mpumalanga side last month.
Currently a free agent, Vilakazi is training with Sekhukhune United in the hopes of securing a new deal and reigniting his career. The former Bafana Bafana international remains a sought-after talent in South African football.