South African legend Marks Maponyane has some harsh words for Sibusiso Vilakazi, who was the country’s most valuable asset at the beginning of the season.
Vila has suffered with an injury, and on his return doesn’t look like himself yet.
“I do not really want to speculate about his future but I think injuries took a toll on him as he has not been the same player since returning from injury,” Maponyane told Goal.com
“The situation is not pleasant for the player at the moment as he is no longer the darling and golden boy of the club.
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“He has lost that title to the likes of Daine Klate who has been one of the best performers for the club this season.
“On the field of play too, he has been struggling for form. I got a chance to commentate on a match where he was playing against Free State Stars last weekend, and saw how he struggled.
“He had a chance to score but is no longer as clinical as he was a season or two ago because I know the Vilakazi of old would have scored from that situation.”
Maponyane was a prolific scorer for Kaizer Chiefs at his peak, also played for Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits. He’s often quite critical of the standard of PSL players.
“Vilakazi has now become an ordinary player for somebody who achieved so much in the previous seasons, but I think change can be good for his career,” he concluded to Goal.