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The 2022/23 DStv Premiership season is fast reaching its conclusion with the penultimate round of matches to be played on Saturday, 13 May. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

This Kaizer Chiefs starlet is going to COOK next season

Kaizer Chiefs are ready to unleash a special young teenage talent on the PSL next season. Why do they love “Obrigado” at Naturena so much?

Kaizer Chiefs Arthur Zwane Naturena

The 2022/23 DStv Premiership season is fast reaching its conclusion with the penultimate round of matches to be played on Saturday, 13 May. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs are now famous for their ability to nurture young talents at Naturena, and the name of Mfundo Vilakazi is certainly one to watch closely.

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OBRIGADO READY FOR THE BIG TIME

‘Obrigado’ is a word you’re likelier to hear in Portugal or at your nearest Vida E coffee outlet, but it’s also the nickname of a future Glamour Boys star. Mfundo ‘Obrigado’ Vilakazi is being readied for first team football next season, according to a a source within the Amakhosi camp, via Phakaaathi.

Vilakazi has shone for the development side and is ready t make the step up. He’s especially popular for his flamboyant dribbling skills which have impressed the first team technical staff.

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Kaizer Chiefs’ fans will be sweating on their team’s run-in to the end of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

MDU SHOWING THE WAY

Mduduzi Shabalala has become an integral part of Arthur Zwane’s plans and is showing that there is a pathway from the youth structures into the first team.

“Mfundo is being well monitored at the club and there is a lot of planning around him,” said the insider via iDiski Times.

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Footage from Obrigado from July 2022

if you haven’t seen him in action, take a look.

Let him cook! Video: @supersporttv / Twitter

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT MFUNDO VILAKAZI?

“He is one of the most talented players at the club and he works very hard. He wants to play in the DStv Premiership, seeing how Mdu (Shabalala) is doing. But he has to be prepared and that’s exactly what’s happening, you don’t throw youngsters in the senior team without preparing them because they might crack.”

“I have seen a lot of players come out from the development teams with a lot of potential, but they ended up not living up to expectations. You can see even with Mdu that he was well monitored and prepared mentally and physically to play in the first team. So, with Obrigado (Vilakazi), it is the same thing. They are letting him shine in the reserves and be ready for the pressure in the senior team. So, you will see him play alongside Shabalala next season.”

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Watch out for this youngster next season. The 17-year-old Soweto-born starlet is destined to follow Shabalala, Wandile Duba and Samkelo Zwane into the limelight. Naturena knows how to produce!


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