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Mfundo Vilakazi of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates a goal with teammates. Chiefs McCarthy Photo: BackpagePix

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Mfundo Vilakazi makes Kaizer Chiefs debut

Kaizer Chiefs faced off with Milford FC in Sunday night’s Nedbank Cup game, young Mfundo Vilakazi was thrown into the mix too.

25-02-24 19:56
Kaizer Chiefs Mfundo Vilakazi
Mfundo Vilakazi of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates a goal with teammates. Chiefs McCarthy Photo: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs got their 2024 Nedbank Cup journey underway on Sunday afternoon when they hosted Milford in the Round of 32.

After a goalless opening hour at the FNB Stadium, Cavin Johnson decided to throw 18-year-old Mfundo into the mix for the Amakhosi.

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Vilakazi joined the Amakhosi academy in January 2022 after shining for Doornkop Students at the 30th edition of the Philly’s Games in Tembisa.

The skilful winger was promoted to the Amakhosi first team last month and now, he’s finally made his official first team debut.


Kaizer Chiefs XI: Bvuma, Mashiane, Dove, Msimango, Kwinika, Mthethwa, Castillo, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Shabalala, Du Preez, Saile.

Subs: Petersen, Njabulo Ngcobo, Dolly, Maart, Mmodi, Chivaviro, Solomons, Duba, Vilakazi.

Milford XI: Hleza, Mthabela, Mbhele, Ngxongo, Somabhele, Mthiyane, Ndlabi, Nzama, Zikakayo, Gxakoshe, Chili.

Subs: Madondo, Cele, Vilakazi, Mbambo, Mthethwa, Mkhize, Siyaya, Sigomoshe, Magubane.

Action at the FNB Stadium in tonight’s Nedbank Cup clash gets underway at 18:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL.

Unfortunately for most fans, tonight’s match won’t be televised by the public broadcaster, SABC.

Kaizer Chiefs star Given Msimango has urged the club’s fans to remain patient amidst a nine year trophy drought.

The Glamour Boys have one last chance to win a trophy this season in the form of the Nedbank Cup after falling out of the league title race.

Take a look at what newly signed defender Given Msimango had to say about the player’s desire to end the lengthy trophy drought at Naturena below.


“Our supporters know all too well that it has been a long time since the Club has won silverware.” Given Msimango said as quoted by SoccerLaduma.

“I don’t want to sound like a broken record telling them it is a process, and they must be patient. Which in all honesty is true, but as players we try to focus on the controllable.

“That is to focus on your game and giving the best performance possible to entertain the fans, because that is what they expect from Kaizer Chiefs. We want to win every match we play and thereby get the rewards our supporters deserve.”