Vilakazi is perfect replacement for Yeye – Stiga

Reneliwe Letsholonyane of Chiefs and Sibusiso Vilakazi of Bidvest Wits. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Stanton Fredericks says Sibusiso Vilakazi is a perfect replacement for SuperSport United-bound Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

Yeye is set to reunite with former Chiefs duo in striker Kingston Nkhatha and Coach Stuart Baxter at Matsatsantsa a Pitori. Without any doubt, the former Bafana Bafana player will leave a gap in the Chiefs midfield where he proved to be an influential player for Amakhosi over the past eight years.

However, Stanton Fredricks who himself was a key player during his stint at Chiefs, says Vila would be an ideal player to fill the gap left behind by Letsholonyane.

READ: Fredericks backs Yeye’s decision to join SuperSport

“He will play well and fit-in the number ten role – I know Vila on a personal level, I played with him at Wits. He is a great player and he is of Chiefs’ quality.

Vila has been flirting with a move to Naturena in recent seasons, and if ever there was a perfect moment for him to put pen to paper – it would be now.

Other players that have been rumoured to be on their way to Chiefs are AmaGlug-glug midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase and Keagan Buchanan who has been released by Bloemfontein Celtics shortly after joining from Ajax Cape Town.

With reports suggesting that Chiefs might release a host of players – the release of Buchanan form Celtics, following the release of Yeye to SuperSport – could prove to be part of the bigger picture.

READ: ‘Thankful’ Buchanan leaves Celtic

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