Sensational youngster Vilakazi signs senior contract with Chiefs

Sensational youngster Vilakazi signs senior contract with Chiefs
Mfundo Vilakazi of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Diski Challenge 2023/24 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City at Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg on 13 April 2024 ©Phakamisa Lensman/BackpagePix

by Thando Mpembe

Thursday Apr 18, 2024. 15:00

Kaizer Chiefs took to social media on Wednesday to announce that they have handed teen prodigy Mfundo Vilakazi a senior contract that will see him stay at the club until 2028.

The 18-year-old has been spectacular for the youth teams and made a great impression when he featured in the Nedbank Cup, as well as his impact when coming off the bench in last month’s Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates.

The contract extension has delighted Amakhosi supporters as they believe the club is investing for the long-term. The attacking midfielder expressed that he was extremely happy to sign a new contract with the Soweto giants.

“I’m happy and excited to have a contract with a big Club like Chiefs. It has always been my dream from a young age to play for the senior team and represent Kaizer Chiefs,” he said according to the club’s official website.

“I am looking forward to contributing to the club and paying back the management for believing in my talent. I thank all the supporters who always push me to do better, I promise not to disappoint.”

Kaizer Chiefs Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jr also spoke about his enthusiasm about Vilakazi’s decision to sign the contract.

“Mfundo is an exceptional talent and we are looking forward to seeing him showcase his God-given technical ability with the senior team for many years to come. It’s now all about the hard work for the young man and we know he will do his best,” commented Motaung Jr.

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