Mfundo Vilakazi Carling All-Star XI played during the Carling Knockout match between Stellenbosch FC and Carling Knockout All-Star XI at Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 6, 2024 in Polokwane, South Africa. According to Siya sources, the reasons for Vilakazi’s absence from DDC games may be linked to a long-term contract provided by the club, signaling a commitment to integrating young players into the team for an extended period.
The intention is to familiarize the young players with the team culture and help the team reclaim its former glory, with the reported contract spanning five years. Vilakazi’s involvement with the first team has led to his absence from the DDC games, as the club aims to groom him and allow him to acclimate with the senior players in the team.
The club’s decision is to prioritize his integration with the first team and minimize distractions from senior team responsibilities. Despite other teams utilizing youngsters in both the senior team and the DDC, the club’s focus is on Vilakazi’s adaptation to the first team activities.
Efforts to obtain comment from Chiefs by Soccer Laduma were unfruitful at the time of publication. This information was reported by SNL24.com, the new home of Soccer Laduma.