It may seem that the national team coach has a nice headache when it comes to selecting his starting XI. South Africa is blessed with quality playmakers such as May Mahlangu and Thulani Serero, who are not even part of the Bafana set up for different reasons.
The recent Olympic games was a platform for Keagan Dolly to establish himself as the future darling of South African football. He is being linked to various teams in Europe in the January transfer window.
Sibusiso Vilakazi's rise to stardom has been different. He made his mark at Wits and is also a former Player of the Season. Looking at the two Mamelodi Sundowns midfielders, one is forced to make comparisons. It may also appear that they may not play well in the same team depending on the system. Who is the better of the two?
Mashaba, it would seem, prefers to be building his team around the abilities of Dolly, with Villa being an impact player. While at Sundowns, Pitso seems to have other ideas.
Who do you favour?
*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.