European move for Vilakazi?

2014-07-02 21:06
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi has praised his team-mates for showing tremendous effort in their last PSL campaign.

The Clever Boys enjoyed their best season as they finished the league race on the third spot behind the runners-up, Kaizer Chiefs and winners Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 2013/14 PSL footballer of the season told Sport24, in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, that the Students unity played a significant role in guiding them to compete for the league title last season.

The 24-year-old striker also hinted that his teammates support played a crucial role in pushing him to win all the individual accolades he did last season.

The Bafana Bafana forward won the PSL player of the season, players player of the season and the PSL footballer of the season awards, pocketing a total prize of R550 000.

"Team achievement last season kept me going as a player," Vilakazi told Sport24.

"We were competing for the league with the best teams in the country.

"And I think we did our best as a team and it was one of the best seasons we had.

"I would like to give all the credit to my team-mates for all their efforts and also their support shown to me.

"Their work and support really pushed me harder as a player.

"Sometimes I had to stand up as a leader and do my best to help the team.

"Their motivations including the coach made it possible for me to win all the individual accolades in football last season.

Despite Chiefs, Sundowns and Orlando Pirates being rumoured to be chasing Vilakazi's signature, the Soweto-born Ace said his ambition is to go and compete in the European leagues. 

He went onto say that he will remain at Wits if the European move does not materialise.

"As things stands, I’m still a Wits player," Vilakazi confirmed.

"Yes there are different offers coming from Europe but I can’t say am leaving now.

"If I have to choose for myself, of course I will choose to go overseas.

"But currently, I’m still a Wits player."

Should he remain with the Clever Boys for the 2014/15 campaign, Vilakazi hinted that his goal will be to help them clinch at least one piece of silverware considering the fact that they walked away with nothing to show despite their best campaign last season.

"One game at a time, that’s how we are going to take it next season if I will still be here."

"I will do my best to help the team."

"My personal ambition is to help the team win at least one tournament next season.

"We deserve something after a good season we had last year," he concluded.

Vilakazi scored eight league goals for Wits last season.

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