Pitso Mosimane praises Sibusiso Vilakazi after Mamelodi Sundowns' win over Free State Stars
Posted: 12 September 2017 Time: 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was delighted with the performance of Sibusiso Vilakazi in the side’s 2-1 victory over Free State Stars on Monday.
Vilakazi has not quite found his best form since leaving Bidvest Wits last season to join the African champions, but he will be hoping that his second season will be a lot better.
The spotlight was on Vilakazi after making his big money move to Sundowns and supporters will be expecting him to deliver in his second season with the club.
According to Mosimane, ‘Vila’ went about his business quietly against Ea Lla Koto and did what was required of him.
With the likes of Khama Billiat, Yannick Zakri and Anthony Laffor struggling with injury, this is the perfect opportunity for Vilakazi to cement his place in the starting line-up.
“I am happy Vilakazi played very well,” Mosimane said after the game at Goble Park.
“Silent killer. Quiet on the ball, but very effective. He did very well for us.”
Mosimane, who rested some of his key players due to the upcoming CAF Champions League quarterfinal clash against Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca, was also impressed with the other players who have not had regular game-time recently.
“Wayne Arendse has not been playing. First game [back] and he did very well. The goalkeeper [Razak Brimah] did well on his debut for us. Anele [Ngcongca] has not played and he did well. Fares [Hachi], not bad. Thrown in the deep end and they brought the results for us. I am happy that we’ve won our two away games,” said the former Bafana Bafana coach.
Sundowns moved into third place, on six points, with the victory over Luc Eymael's Stars side.