Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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1 Mar 2014
2:00 pm

Vilakazi threat looms large

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Mamelodi Sundowns know where Bidvest Wits' threat comes from ... their midfielder genius Sibusiso Vilakazi.

FILE PICTURE: Sibusiso Vilakazi of Bidvest Wits. Picture: BackpagePix

Vilakazi, the Clever Boys’ captain, demolished Sundowns’ rivals, SuperSport United, in a midweek PSL fixture, scoring a hat-trick to ensure his team won 3-2.

Vilakazi’s demolition of United warrants the suggestion that the 23-year-old is like a bull seeing a red cloth when he faces Tshwane sides.

As another Tshwane club visits the Bidvest Stadium for an Absa Premiership match, Sundowns must take care of Vilakazi if they want to leave with maximum points.

The midweek loss to Pirates for Pitso Mosimane’s side has hindered their chances of bridging the gap between themselves and table-toppers Kaizer Chiefs.

Sundowns are in second place on the Absa Premiership standings with 34 points after 18 games, one short of Chiefs who have one more game than the Brazilians.

Gavin Hunt’s Wits are in fourth spot with 31 points and have two games in hand over Chiefs.

Hunt was quoted during the week as saying the title belongs to Chiefs.

But at this stage of the season there are many mind games being played by coaches.

After the loss against Pirates, Mosimane rued the absence of regular Sundowns players Alje Schut, Khama Billiat, Katlego Mashego and Dove Wome who were unavailable for the match on Tuesday.

But this evening might see the return of Wome, Billat and Schut.

This should surely please Mosimane who is wary of Vilakazi’s capabilities against his side.

The match starts at 6pm.