Vilakazi on the move again

football13 November 2023 06:14| © Mzansi Football
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Vusumuzi Vilakazi © BackpagePix

Vusimuzi Vilakazi, who spent two seasons as co-coach at Lamontville Golden Arrows before leaving for a short-lived spell at Chippa United, has now been appointed assistant coach at Richards Bay, the club said in a statement.

He will work under Kaitano Tembo and has been given the title ‘senior coach’ but will be the No 2 to the former Zimbabwe international.

Vilakazi, who turned 41 last month, was appointed co-coach of Arrows, along with Mabhuti Khenyeza, towards the end of the 2021-22 season when Lehlohonolo Seema was fired after a heavy defeat at Mamelodi Sundowns. Vilakazi, a former player at Arrows, had served as the club’s DStv Diski Challenge coach as well as media officer.

Together with Khenyeza, they coached a total of 43 games, including the whole of last season where Arrows finished in ninth place.

Five matches into this season, Vilakazi suddenly left for the job of technical director at Chippa United but lasted only months before quitting last week.

Richards Bay have subsequently named him to their technical team, just hours after they beat Cape Town Spurs in their DStv Premiership basement battle in Durban.

It was Richards Bay’s first home win in the league this year but they remain second from bottom with nine points from 12 matches.

Vilakazi will make his first appearance on the bench when they host Orlando Pirates in Durban on 25 November.