Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns forward Themba Zwane believes
Sibusiso Vilakazi can have a major impact in the remaining games of 2018/19
after recovering from injury.
Vilakazi was injured last year on international duty for
Bafana Bafana and was expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season.
However, he made a quicker than expected recovery from his
Achilles tendon injury and recently made his return in Saturday's 5-0 rout of
Al Ahly in a CAF Champions League quarter-final.
The return of the attacking midfielder comes at an opportune
time as the Brazilians face a number of key games in the Absa Premiership title
race and appear to be mounting a serious challenge in terms of the Champions League.
Nonetheless, Zwane, who has hit eight goals in all
competitions this campaign, takes the view that the availability of Vilakazi
comes as a massive boost.
He told reporters: "I am happy that Villa is back.
Everybody knows whenever Villa is on the pitch what he can do.
"You know our combination and understanding can do with
Villa and I'm happy that he's back. He is going to bring a great contribution
to the team."
The Brazilians are next in action on Saturday against the
Club of the Century in the second leg of the CCL quarter-final at the Egyptian
Army Stadium in Suez.
Kick-off is at 18:00 (SA time).