Bloemfontein Celtic are a tough side to play against, admits Sibusiso Vilakazi

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Vilakazi is wary of the threat that Phunya Sele Sele will pose when the two sides lock horns in Tshwane

Mamelodi Sundowns recently made it three wins on the trot with a hard-fought victory over Maritzburg United.

Now, with the Tshwane giants sitting pretty at the summit of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table, their next assignment is a tricky encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic. The clash has all the makings of a potential banana skin for Sundowns, but the Brazilians are certainly taking nothing for granted against an on-form Phunya Sele Sele.

“They are a tough side to play against‚ whether you are at home or away from home,” Sundowns attacker Sibusiso Vilakazi was quoted as saying by Sowetan.

“They are playing good football and we have to be at our best to be able to deal with them and continue our winning run,” he added.

Although, Sundowns are on an impressive run, Vilakazi admits that their lack of goals is a cause for concern.

“We have not been conceding lots of goals but we are also not scoring enough. We are playing for the title‚ which is a long road and we will keep on pushing and take it game by game,” he explained.

Meanwhile, with Khama Billiat in an out of the squad due to injury, ‘Vila’ as he is affectionately known has been utilised in a false nine position where is currently experiencing a goal drought, but he remains undeterred.

“I am enjoying the role even though I have not been getting the goals but I will keep on pushing‚” he said.

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“I am happy with my general contribution to the team and maybe I will score a crucial goal on the last match of the season – who knows.

“It does not worry me too much that the goals have not been forthcoming because it is about the team and not an individual,” he concluded.

 

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