PSL

Leopards boot 'ill' Vilakazi

2012-01-03 10:50
Benedict Vilakazi (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Benedict Vilakazi has reportedly been let go by Black Leopards due to an alleged medical condition.

The South African footballing icon started his career with Orlando Pirates in 1999, but he most recently joined Lidoda Duvha from Mamelodi Sundowns late in October.

However, the 29-year-old is now believed to have been shown the door by Leopards after reports surfaced the playmaker lied about an illness before signing a professional contract with the club.

"Tso had not been well when he joined the team. The boy was not honest enough to disclose his medical condition when he joined the club. This really irked the management of the club," reported The Sowetan.

"The coach (Vladislav Heric), the players and the management of the club have been fully behind Tso, but unfortunately the club can't keep and pay a player who is not fit to play."

Leopards chief executive Fulufhelo Thidiela had on Monday revealed he was aware of the claims regarding Vilakazi, but would only confirm a meeting will be held at the club on Friday to discuss any potential departures.

"I have heard about the claims that Tso is not well but I have never seen him unwell at the club so I will treat these rumours as rumours," Fulufhelo told the newspaper on Monday.

"We are going to meet our technical staff on Friday and they will inform us about who is leaving or staying.

"At the moment I can't say which players will be affected."

Read more on:    psl  |  benedict vilakazi
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

10 facts about swimming you didn't know

This will make you want to jump right into the pool.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Snors with a cause - creating awareness of male health
Inspiring: Rock climbing with just one leg
Watch! Skateboarders racing cyclists
Exciting new zipline for Cape Town!
Fixtures
05 November 2014
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Charles Mopeli Stadium 18:00
Moroka Swallows v SuperSport United, Dobsonville Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Black Aces, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Wits, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
University of Pretoria v Ajax Cape Town, Tuks Stadium 19:30
22 November 2014
Black Aces v Polokwane City, Mbombela Stadium 15:30
Moroka Swallows v University of Pretoria, Dobsonville Stadium 18:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns, FNB Stadium 18:00
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 18:00
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
23 November 2014
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Free State Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.