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Vilakazi has caught the eye of national team coach Gordon Igesund for his consistent performance at Wits, but it seems like he has attracted Stuart Baxter’s interest too


By Ernest Makhaya

Kaizer Chiefs technical team has set sights on Bidvest Wits attacking midfielder and captain Sibusiso Vilakazi for the upcoming transfer window.

A source within the Naturena camp has confirmed to Goal that Chiefs have made a move for the Bafana man, but says it is still early to determine if Vilakazi will join AmaKhosi.

“Inquiries have been about the availability of Vilakazi for when the transfer window opens in January, but such has been rejected, because Wits are not willing to sell their captain,” said Goal's source.

The PSL and Nedbank Cup champions have previously recruited players from Wits, and they will be hoping to use their good relationship to secure Vilakazi’s signature without any complications.

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Rowen Fernandez, Stanton Fredericks and Tefu Mashamaite are some of the players who directly joined Chiefs from the Johannesburg-based outfit.

“The relationship between us and Wits has been good looking at the number of players who joined Chiefs from Wits. The latest player being their former captain Tefu Mashamaite,” added our source.

However, Vilakazi’s move to Chiefs could be hindered by the Morgan Gould-Getaneh Kebede saga which has made the headlines over the past few days.

“Now that (Gould-Kebede issue) could be the real problem, but if the player wants to join us then it’s different. Every player wants to play for a big team like Chiefs,” added our source.

Chiefs are looking to bolster their squad before the start of their 2014 Caf Champions League campaign, and a few players are expected to be recruited during the January transfer window.

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