Kaiser Chiefs reserve midfielder Mfundo Vilakazi has won the hearts of fans with his exceptional game and dribbling skills that have left everyone asking for more in the DStv Diski Challenge and the recently concluded Diski Shield.
His rise to fame in the colors of the Chiefs has seen him become a fan favorite in a very short amount of time, and he is grateful to the fans for their support.
“Even though I get support, I also need to make sure I give my all on the field for them (the fans) so they can go home happy because we did well as a team and they like what they see. us. It’s very reassuring and that’s what motivates us to win our games and play spectacular football,” said the Soweto-born player.
Fame began earlier this year when Vilakazi played for the Doornkop students at the Philadelphia Games in Tembis, and his videos went viral on social media.
“Many people don’t know this, but before the Philadelphia games, I was already a Chiefs player. I just joined the team at the end of the season. But I’m happy to be part of the team now, and right now I need to make sure that I work hard and improve as a player. In any case, it has been great to be part of this team and I really appreciate it and am grateful for all the support I receive.”
With all the fame around him, Vilakazi has remained humble, and he credits his grandmother for teaching him how to act like a person.
“I was raised by my grandmother, and it helped me to be humble. She taught me a lot in life, and now it is important for me that she be proud of her, ”he concluded.