Mfundo Vilakazi’s Rising Star: Promising Future For 18 Year Old Sensation

In the dynamic world of South African football, the emergence of young talent often captures the imagination of fans.

Kaizer Chiefs’ 18-year-old midfielder, Mfundo Vilakazi, is the latest sensation making wave.

His recent standout performance for the Carling All Stars team has put him firmly in the spotlight.

Vilakazi’s rise to stardom is not only a testament to his skill but also a nod to the influence of Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro.

Mfundo Vilakazi’s Stellar Performance

In a thrilling encounter against Carling Knockout Cup champions Stellenbosch on January 6, Mfundo Vilakazi showcased his prowess by netting the opening goal in All Stars’ 2-1 victory.

Mfundo Vilakazi in action for the Carling All Star XI

Mfundo Vilakazi in action for the Carling All Star XI

The young midfielder’s ability to make an impact on such a significant stage has fueled speculation about his future with Kaizer Chiefs.

Vilakazi’s exceptional performance has not gone unnoticed, as he recently had the opportunity to train with Kaizer Chiefs’ first team in preparation for their Premier Soccer League match against Richards Bay. T

his invaluable experience served him well, laying the foundation for his subsequent impressive showing in the Carling Knockout Cup.

Jose Riveiro’s Influence

One key figure credited for Mfundo Vilakazi’s stellar display is none other than Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro. Vilakazi acknowledges Riveiro’s role in instilling confidence and encouraging him to showcase his skills on the grand stage of the Carling All Stars.

In a post-match interview with SABC Sport, Vilakazi expressed gratitude for the guidance he received from the experienced coach.

“I made people proud just like I do in the MDC, I was able to make them proud at a higher level,”  Vilakazi shared after the match.

Reflecting on Riveiro’s advice, he added, “The coach told me to not be scared when I have the ball, to keep it and do my thing, pass and not be scared and just play like how I do in the MDC.”

The joy of scoring in a high-profile match clearly boosted Vilakazi’s confidence on the field.

“I was so happy when I scored, and it helped me settle in the game, but that’s what I do, it’s small waters,” he remarked.

With his star on the rise, Mfundo Vilakazi now sets his sights on a coveted spot in Amakhosi’s first team.

The future is seemingly bright for Vilakazi.

The future is seemingly bright for Vilakazi.

His remarkable journey from the development squad to the Carling All Stars highlights the potential for a promising career, and the guidance of coaches like Jose Riveiro may well play a pivotal role in shaping his footballing future.

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