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Vilakazi Sends Warning Ahead Of 2024/25 Season

Richards Bay head coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi says the league has yet to see the best of him after helping the club retain their top-flight status.

The 41-year-old, who is currently in the process of acquiring his CAF B License, was appointed at the club when they were in a dire situation in 15th spot on the table.

With six wins, two draws and seven defeats, they weren’t able to avoid the playoffs, but steered away from automatic relegation which was Cape Town Spurs fate.

It proved an achievement as Ernst Middendorp’s side put up a valiant effort to try and overtake the Natal Rich Boyz who then eased to secure their status in the playoffs against AmaTuks and Baroka from the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

“The first thing I must say and be honest about… is to thank the Chairman for believing and trusting in me about such a huge task, challenge,” he said after the 4-0 win over Baroka on the final day.

“With the limited experience I have as a young coach, he still believed in me in terms of turning the corner, I have to appreciate that. The whole process, not just the playoffs, coming into a team not winning games, I think this will have a huge impact in my career.

“I’ve always been saying and others were laughing that this is not the best of Kanu, they are still yet to see the best of me.”

Vilakazi, who started undefeated at Golden Arrows in his six games, before a short stint with Chippa United, said he was forced into playing more direct football as they looked to survive in the top-flight and is hoping to continue his work with Chairman Jomo Biyela.

“Definitely [I feel more settled], but we still have to sit down and talk with the Chairman obviously, my contract has ended but we will sit down and see, and i think he did make a statement, if it’s not broken, why fix it,” he stated.

“But that will depend on the talks that we have, the negotiations we have with him and also try to align the team in terms of personnel, to see who we can bring in and release and stuff like that.”

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