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‘I Wouldn’t Give Ndlondlo Another Chance’

Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi believes Phillip Ndlondlo has not done enough to earn his place in the team next season.

Ndlondlo’s performance against Richards Bay in the DStv Premiership over the weekend has been a hot topic with Vilakazi saying he was most disappointed in the player. Pirates lost the match 1-0 and missed on an opportunity to move to second place.

Vilakazi says the midfielder is going to have to do more in training because if he was the coach he was not getting another shot after this weekend.

“I’m so disappointed,” said Vilakazi on iDiski TV.

“For me, I don’t think I’d give him a chance again until he proves himself again at training and be the Ndlondlo that I know.

“At Pirates they still have that triangle the only thing he needs to do is just to play simple. I know it’s not easy to play for a big team like Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns but you make it easier by playing the nearest man.

“Sometimes you get the ball and there is the space in front of you, so go and attack that space until somebody comes and commits themselves.

“I don’t know whether it’s the coaching he is getting at Pirates or it’s him who decided that my game is going to be this way because he is no longer that Ndlondlo that would get into spaces, attack, have a combination with the striker or an attacking midfielder.

“He is no longer doing that. And the way his game is going he is not going to be an important player at Pirates. He will end up leaving the team.”

You can view Vilakazi’s full comments on iDiski TV’s official YouTube channel.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.