'Still just 30' – Benedict Vilakazi

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Benedict Vilakazi looks at local PSL and Asia transfer options

Posted: 9 January 2013 Time: 12:45 pm

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Benedict Vilakazi says he is going to make a strong comeback in football, after attracting interest from Asia.

'Tso' has been without a team since leaving Black Leopards under a cloud last season.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder was spotted in Tembisa during the festive season, where he helped Jerry Sikhosane's team Amasokolara win the MTN-Pepsi Philly's Festive tournament.

Vilakazi says that at the age of 30 he believes he still has a lot to offer in football, and is entertaining options both locally and in Asia.

"It was nice to be back in action and play in front of such big crowd in Tembisa during the festive season,” he says. “I got an invitation from Jerry to come and help his team during the tournament and I was happy to receive such a positive response from the fans.

"I am not ready to quit football and am still determined to continue playing the game at the highest level. I have received a few calls from local teams but nothing concrete yet.

"There is also possibility of going to Asia as someone is also organising something for me that side. I am confident that I will be back in action very soon.”

Vilakazi also thanked the fans, who he says have been a pillar of strength while he has been clubless.

"The encouragement I have received from fans has been amazing,” he tells KickOff.com. "It doesn’t matter whether they belong to Pirates, Chiefs, Swallows, Sundowns or Wits, they have always been supportive and I want to thank them for the kind words that they always offer to me.”

Meanwhile, KickOff.com has got word that Swazi team Malanti Chiefs have expressed interest in signing Vilakazi. The club is coached by former Mpumalanga Black Aces mentor Kenny Ndlazi.

Club boss Dumisane Gumede says: "I always rated Vilakazi highly. And him joining my team would also help improve the standard of football in Swaziland.”

 

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

THAPELO
posted: 12:50 pm
Hope when you get a second chance you don't mess up this time,coz you still hahe the legs to push forward.
MAMINZELA
posted: 12:51 pm
Time to retire Madala

This guy us crazy one moment he plays for Legends and the next he wants a team to play for
THAPELO
posted: 12:53 pm
But Swaziland is a big no,no they can't reach your standard.
steff wa likhosi
posted: 12:57 pm
i dont think there is a team that can sign a player who has a full season not playing
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 01:15 pm
Once a pierat always a pierat
Once a rapist always a rapist
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 01:16 pm
Once a pierat always a pierat
Once a rapist always a rapist

K4L : let's hear
Sqhezukile
posted: 01:19 pm
Goodluck with your future endeavours Napoleon!

I wish to see you mesmerising psl defenders!

God bless Yöu..
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:19 pm
Vilakazi says that at the age of 30.....

I cant help but laugh at this statement......Vilakazi is 30yrs old........Mara Njenje and Pirates think this country is full of idiots.......
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:20 pm
Does this man look 30?

Hayi.......ngeke madoda...
Super Green
posted: 01:31 pm
At least 38...he is an age cheat and that is why he is so slow now. Age has caught up with him.
El Kampion
posted: 01:34 pm
Why did Ryan Cooper call Chiefs fans,IDIOT FANS?

Are these those 2245 fans that attended Chiefs vs Amazulu game at FNB?

Or the 1785 fans that attended Chiefs vs AmaTuks game at FNB?
''Beckham''Hazard''
posted: 01:38 pm
yey, rats news!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmfao, or shud i say former
''Beckham''Hazard''
posted: 01:40 pm
Why did Ryan Cooper call Chiefs fans,IDIOT FANS?

Are these those 2245 fans that attended Chiefs vs Amazulu game at FNB?

Or the 1785 fans that attended Chiefs vs AmaTuks game at FNB?
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no its the 89999 who watch Chiefs vs Rats at FNB!!!!!

join us as we reclaim the glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:41 pm
This is a boy who does n't understand what loyalty is, especially after the team stood for him during his rape trial.

mara kodwa beyisishoshovi lentwana kwiBhakaniya its a pity money got the better of him.
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 01:41 pm
ehis bloke is broke!
El Kampion
posted: 01:43 pm
''Beckham''Hazard''posted: 01:40 pm | Report
Why did Ryan Cooper call Chiefs fans,IDIOT FANS?

Are these those 2245 fans that attended Chiefs vs Amazulu game at FNB?

Or the 1785 fans that attended Chiefs vs AmaTuks game at FNB?
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no its the 89999 who watch Chiefs vs Rats at FNB!!!!!

join us as we reclaim the glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is the kind of fans Ryan was talking about,idiot fans

What bull is this, does reclaiming the glory means loosing Carling,Macufe,knocked out in the first round os MTN 8 n Telkom and winning E-Toll Gauteng CUP?

Ungazonya la wena idiot fan
deBuc
posted: 01:48 pm
Swaziland they will pay you R6000 and u will be de highest paid player cos the rest of the country's money maintains the life style of the royal family.
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 01:48 pm
let it go Tso mfanomdala, u gave us ur best baba but seriously bow our gracefully dude, dedela inhliziyo ndoda its all over manje.
Mbhebhisto
posted: 01:49 pm
Ahahahaha I know all the Gorilla players always end their football Careers in the poor leagues ever
Jerry Sikhosana = China (R2000 p/m)
Philani Khubeka = Vietnam (R1500 p/m)
Steve Lekeolea = Swaziland (R1000 p/m)
Phumlani Mkhize = Swaziland (R690.00 p/m)
Dumisa Ngobe = China (R678.56c p/m)
Tsotetsi = Mozambique (R380.00 p/m)
Sam Pam = Togo (R260)
Jimmy Khawuleza = Kroonstad FC. (R200 & a donkey for transport)

I hate all gorillas
Champ naturena4sure
posted: 01:52 pm
MAMINZELAposted: 12:51 pm  |  Report
Time to retire Madala

This guy us crazy one moment he plays for Legends and the next he wants a team to play for..................... ........................... ........................................................................I agree with you, lomdala una 40 yrs. He cheated his age the time he joined Gorrilla fc.
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