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Chippa At Risk Of Losing Vilakazi

Chippa United are at risk that they might lose Vusumuzi Vilakazi just seven weeks after he joined them following his exit from Lamontville Golden Arrows.

Kanu, as he is known, is wanted man by a number of clubs, iDiski Times has learnt.

Vilakazi left Arrows last month after he felt it was about the time after spending 20 years at the club – from being a player to being the communications manager, leading the club to two DStv Diski Challenge titles and being appointed as the club’s co-coach at the start of last season alongside Mabhuti Khenyeza.

He and Khenyeza helped Arrows punch above their weight, having signed free agent players during the off-season, winning three of the five matches, lying second in the DStv Premiership table with 10 points at that time.

Since he joined to work alongside Morgan Mammila, who was appointed as head coach at the beginning of the season, Chippa have only suffered one defeat.

Vilakazi, who was introduced as Technical Director but works more as an assistant coach at Chippa, was first on the bench with Mammila when they beat strugglers Richards Bay in Durban last month after he had left Arrows.

In four matches on the bench alongside former Baroka FC CEO, Chippa suffered just one defeat which was against Stellenbosch in the Carling Knockout Round of 16 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this past weekend.

It has raised huge interest and Vilakazi is wanted elsewhere and one of those clubs who are keen on him, if the results don’t improve, are Richards Bay, who have only won two matches in 10 games in all competitions under Kaitano Tembo.

But Chippa are putting up a fight, as they want to renew the contract with Vilakazi and iDiski Times has been informed that a two-year deal has been put on the table.

But it is understood that Kanu wants to be a head coach himself, having shown his capabilities at Arrows. 

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.