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Why Young Vilakazi Is Wits Captain

As captain of Wits at 23 years of age, Sibusiso Vilakazi is the youngest player in the PSL to wear the armband.

The talented attacking midfielder has caught the eye of Gavin Hunt’s men with his strong performances on a number of occasions but it remains to be seen how he handles the big responsibility of being club captain once again.

The young star was appointed as captain last season while Clive Barker was still in charge and he appeared to thrive in the role with the club finishing fourth on the PSL log.

Wits have had mixed fortunes at the start of the new campaign but some of Vilakazi’s powerful displays down the left side for the club seem to show that he’s up for the challenge.

Hunt explained to the Siya crew why he thinks that the Soweto-born midfielder is the right man to lead The Students forward.

He said, “Ja, well, we’ve got a very young team. We have one or two experienced players but our average age is 24. That’s younger than most teams in the PSL. He was captain last year and there’s no reason for me to make a change."

He added, "He’s a player who has come through Wits’ youth development. He’s got a good head on his shoulders and although he’s not the most verbal captain, he leads by example. He must step up and I am sure he will!”

By David Minchella
Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma

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