Kaizer Chiefs Mfundo Vilakazi

Kaizer Chiefs star Mfundo Vilakazi. Image: KickOff.com

WATCH: Kaizer Chiefs wonderkid Mfundo Vilakazi surprises his grandmother, SA inspired

Kaizer Chiefs wonderkid Mfundo Vilakazi left Mzansi in tears after he surprised his grandmother with a heartfelt gesture.

Kaizer Chiefs Mfundo Vilakazi

Kaizer Chiefs star Mfundo Vilakazi. Image: KickOff.com

Kaizer Chiefs wonderkid Mfundo Vilakazi is trending after he recently surprised his grandmother, leaving Mzansi in tears. Undoubtedly, the star often gushes over his grandmother and credits her with making his childhood dream come true. He refers to her as his ‘number one fan.’

Vilakazi has fast become one of the best stars to look out for and has been winning big since his senior debut.


Mfundo Vilakazi’s childhood dream came true when he was promoted to the senior team in the second half of the last season. He has since made seven appearances for the Kaizer Chiefs.

Against the backdrop of his newfound fame and command of the game, the club tied down their brightest prospects with a long-term contract that will run out in June 2028.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs posted, “Player Updates: Vilakazi Handed Senior Team Contract Kaizer Chiefs have handed teenage sensation Mfundo Vilakazi a contract extension that will see him stay at Naturena until June 2028.”

After signing the contract, the star said it was a dream come true. “I’m happy and excited to have a contract with a big club like Chiefs,” Vilakazi told the Chiefs’ website.

“It has always been my dream from a young age to play for the senior team and represent Kaizer Chiefs. I am looking forward to contributing to the club and paying back the management for believing in my talent.” the star added.

However, with a new coach heading to Narutena, Vilakazi might be one of the youngsters to watch in the coming season. Against his newfound fame, Vilakazi has undoubtedly praised his immediate family, especially his grandmother, for making his dream come true.


However, the star recently shared a series of clips paying tribute to his grandmother, and Mzansi has since given his gesture a nod. Taking to Instagram stories, the star shared a clip with his grandmother while showing her customised shinpads.

However, against the gesture, Vilakazi’s grandmother thanked him for the kind gesture. She said, “My love, my child, thank you. Granny thanks you so much, I hope the lord protects you in this chapter of your life.”

Vilakazi’s grandmother added, “I hope God continues to bless, guard, and guide you.” The star also gave his grandmother a new cellphone; she was all smiles. It seems Vilakazi’s grandmother was celebrating her birthday.