South Africa Player of the Week: Sibusiso Vilakazi - Bidvest Wits

Vilakazi was Gavin Hunt's best player in 120 minutes of football played at the Bidvest Stadium and he scored the first goal of the game, plus calmly converted during the shoot-outs
South Africa Player of the Week
Sibusiso Vilakazi
AGE 24
POSITION Midfielder
TEAM Bidvest Wits
Bidvest Wits
2-2 Kaizer Chiefs

A fantastic performance put in by Vilakazi against a quality side like Chiefs. He controlled the tempo of the game from the midfield, and was often a threat to the AmaKhosi defence. He found himself in a great goalscoring position and earned his side a vital penalty in the first half which he converted himself. Vilakazi also scored one of the penalties as Bidvest Wits marched on to their first major Cup final since 2010.

Congratulations to Sibusiso Vilakazi's 71st South Africa Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Moeneeb Josephs - Bidvest Wits

Josephs looked unbeatable at times as he continually foiled Chiefs with a number of impressive saves. The experienced goalkeeper showed his class again during penalty shoot-outs, stopping Reneilwe Letsholonyane's penalty before making himself big to scare Siphiwe Tshabalala, whose retake hit the woodwork to eventually send the Students through to the final.
George Maluleka - Kaizer Chiefs

The former SuperSport United player started as one of the three central midfielders before being pushed forward when Stuart Baxter realized that Chiefs needed a goal and he subsequently levelled matters with an easy tap-in from close range for only his second AmaKhosi goal.
Andile Jali - KV Oostende

Jali was composed and assured in possession in the midfield and he was always collecting from the back to catalyse attacking with his accurate passes going forward. Jali's solid display ensured a vital Oostende win and a step closer to European football just a few months after joining the Belgian side.

Each week our team of writers will put forward a selected candidate, as chosen by South Africa, who deserves recognition for achieving something special that matchday.

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