Kaizer Chiefs have secured the services of 15-year-old sensation Mfundo Vilakazi from Doornkop Students FC.
The midfielder maestro has been trending on social media during recent weeks after producing a number of stunning performances at the recently concluded Philly’s Games.
Who is Kaizer Chiefs’ new signing Mfundo Vilakazi?
Vilakazi was one of the stand out players at the Philly’s games in Tembisa during this festive period. Though he featured for Kaizer Chiefs’ academy in the past, the rising star was NOT contracted to the club during the Philly’s games.
Vilakazi turned out for Doornkop Students of Snakepark, Soweto and his team was knocked out in the semi-finals of the annual tournament.
Vilakazi was part of the Kaizer Chiefs development Under-17 team last year however he wasn’t professionally contracted to the club and was able to sign for any team.
A number of top flight teams were interested in the diminutive midfielder however Kaizer Chiefs have come up trumps in the race to hand him a professional contract!
Vilakazi will join up with the Glamour Boys’ Diski Challenge team with immediate effect while many fans will be hoping to see him in first team colours soon!
Amakhosi land rising star’s signature!
“We have had to wait till today for formalities to be concluded before making an announcement. Mfundo will join Kaizer Chiefs DDC team, the contract was signed and sealed today by his parents,” a statement by his team Doornkop Students read.
“Thanks to Phillys Games and DSTV for the exposure and opportunities it has presented to the boys, congratulations Mfundo on finally clinching a contract after the magical performance you displayed for Doornkop Students at the Games. Well done Obrigado and all the best.”
Soon after helping Doornkop Students secure their place in the semi-finals, Vilakazi received a special gift from former Kaizer Chiefs player Joseph Molangoane.