List: Pirates legend names his top five PSL midfielders

List: Pirates legend names his top five PSL midfielders


We unchangingly love to hear from former top players such as Benedict Vilakazi of Orlando Pirates fame. This time he has listed midfielders he enjoys watching when he turns on his television set.

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A vast scale of highly-talented attacking midfielders came and left Orlando Pirates in the 2000s, but a select few became true legends.

One of those was the teeny Vilakazi from Diepkloof, Soweto. If you never really got a decent endangerment to watch him, he is a lot like Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo or Mamelodi Sundowns’ Lebohang ‘Tso’ Maboe.

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Tso, moreover known as The little Napoleon Bonaparte, spent six seasons with the Sea Robbers as a first-choice inside midfielder/number 10 surpassing moving to Aalborg BK in Denmark for three seasons.

Who does he enjoy watching in the modern game?

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During a yack with one of the leading outlets in local media, the former inside midfielder/ number 10 revealed an worshipping for the likes of Sundowns’ Themba Zwane and Pirates’ Ndabayithethwa Ndlodlo.

“It’s Andile Jali, Mshishi [Themba Zwane], [Philip Ndabayithethwa] Ndlondlo is coming, and [Sibongiseni] Mthethwa from Cape Town [Stellenbosch] in that midfield,” Vilakazi revealed to FARPost.

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Benedict Vilakazi of Orlando Pirates during the 2002/03 Castle Premiership football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 15 March 2003 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix.

“Another player I think has regained his conviction is George Maluleka.

“I’m happy for the boy because, at Sundowns, he did struggle a lot. But I can see at AmaZulu he is doing very well.

“He can initiate an attack. He is there where there is an action. So those are the players I think are doing well,” the Pirates legend concluded.

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