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Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Throw Mfundo Vilakazi into the deep end – Kaizer Chiefs legend

A former Kaizer Chiefs star has urged Cavin Johnson to take a brave decision on one of the club’s teenage sensations.

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson. Image: Kaizer Chiefs

Gert Schalkwyk believes Kaizer Chiefs need to take a gamble on teenage sensation Mfundo Vilakazi.

Vilakazi was promoted to the Amakhosi first team last month following an impressive Carling Cup All Stars performance in January.

The dribbling wizard has made two cameo appearances for Cavin Johnson’s side since being promoted.

According to former Kaizer Chiefs star Gert Schalkwyk however, it’s time for Vilakazi to be thrown into the deep end!

Kaizer Chiefs need to take Vilakazi gamble – Schalkwyk

“The boy (Mfundo Vilakazi) can play. And he’s shown his class and qualities in the Carling Black Label Cup. The boy can play,” Gert Schalkwyk told FarPost.

“Sometimes I think it’s good to start him and see how he can improve. They once did it with Mduduzi Shabalala. They did it with Nkosingiphile Ngcobo. So, I think it will be fair for Kaizer Chiefs to try Vilakazi because you may never know what will happen.

“Also, it depends with the boy’s heart. Sometimes you will get supporters that will love you. Then in the next match, you don’t have a good game, then they will boo you. But it depends with the boy; how far and how determined is he.”

In other news, Kaizer Chiefs are set to once again find themselves in hot water with the Premier Soccer League.

Unruly Amakhosi fan behaviour will likely come back to bite the club. Following last weekend’s derby loss, Chiefs fans were captured hurling objects at the club’s players and staff.

It’s not the first time this happened this season. Chiefs were fined and forced to play a match behind closed doors late last year for the same transgressions.

The club also have a suspended R300 000 fine hanging over their head which will now likely be forced upon them!

Furthermore, if indeed found guilty, the club will have to move their next home match to a neutral venue.

Amakhosi set for hefty fine and stadium lockout

“With regard to the current transgression they were fined a monetary fine of R300,000 which is wholly suspended for another period of six months on condition that during the period of suspension, they are not found guilty of the same offence again,” PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu said as quoted by Sowetan after their previous offence in October 2023.

“They were also ordered to play their next home game at a neutral venue should they re-offend and be found guilty during the period of suspension. They were subsequently directed to carry the costs of today’s seating.”