Stars coach defends Bhengu's actions

Posted: 7 December 2018 Time: 08:00

Free State Stars caretaker coach David Vilakazi has defended striker Linda Bhengu's actions following their CAF Confederation Cup defeat to Rwandan outfit Mukura Victory Sports.

A picture on social media of the 22-year-old Bhengu celebrating with the opposition after Ea Lla Koto’s defeat was posted earlier this week, which stand-in coach Vilakazi has seen. Stars were beaten 1-0 by Mukura. 

"I also saw that, but me, maybe I have a different attitude," Vilakazi tells KickOff.com.
 
"All I'm saying is it's the first time, the boy was playing in the First Division. The boy comes to the PSL ... I think he was carried away because for him this was the first time, and we were knocked out, the poor boy. That's my own interpretation.
 
"The boy didn't see anything wrong. He didn't even think of the interpretation from other people. He is a young boy just coming into the picture. I mean we were just being knocked out, these people are celebrating. He doesn't know the interpretation and the effect this might have to some people you see." 
 
Vilakazi added: "We just have to understand the excitement, and it's the first time he plays in the PSL. It's the first time for him to fly outside the country to represent a team in a continental competition. So the boy was just excited ... I didn't even see it myself, after the match I had an interview with one of the journalists there, so this morning he sent me the picture. I was 'hey! what happened here?' The boy will learn.”
Article by: Sipho Mlotha

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