Pirates Not Taking Tso Back?
Orlando Pirates are unlikely to offer their prodigal son, Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi, a contract, as they believe that there is no place for him in the team. This is according to a highly-placed Siya crew source at Pirates.
As reported by the crew earlier, Vilakazi’s made a passionate plea to Bucs Chairman, Irvin Khoza, to allow him to return to the team.
This was after a source close to Pirates told the crew that Vilakazi had asked one of the club officials to speak to Khoza and ask the Bucs chairman to allow him to finish his playing career at Pirates.
According to a source close to the Pirates management, however, Vilakazi didn’t get his wish and was told that there was no place for him in the Bucs team. The source further revealed that Vilakazi was told that he should consider coaching in the club youth structures, but it later turned out there was no space for him there either because there are other coaches who are working in the Bucs development structures.
Vilakazi started his professional career at Pirates in 1999, and after spending years there, left for Denmark in 2007 to join Danish Superliga side, AaB Aalborg. After spending one season in Denmark, Vilakazi returned to South Africa to join Bucs' rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns – a decision that apparently irked Khoza and his Pirates management team.
Following stints at Black Leopards and Mpumalanga Black Aces, Vilakazi spent some time in Botswana where he played for Notwane FC and Botswana Meat Commission.