Sbusiso Vilakazi got injured against Baroka last season during the bubble where Mamelodi Sundowns was pushing to win the league title which happened after the last game of the season. In the game against TS Galaxy, we saw “Villa” making his way back after a lengthy layoff, even though he went on in the last minutes.
Against Golden Arrows, Vilakazi got enough time to play and showcase that he is back from injury.
“The recovery was challenging and tough, it had it’s up and downs. If your mind is strong then your body feeds off it. Sometimes I would be saying to myself there is no progress but I kept pushing and I believed that I would come out of it hungrier, stronger, and more determined. That is what it was for me, sometimes you get told my type of injury would take about six months to heal but I would tell myself it’s not up to anyone to tell me how long it will take but it’s up to me.”
Vilakazi played thirty-three minutes against Abafana Bes’thende as he came on for Grant Margeman.
“Currently I feel strong and I feel I am ready to go at this thing again. During my rehab, I spent time thinking about how I am going to be in a different mindset. I give credit to the people who I have worked with behind the scenes and they have made me strong. I thank them a lot, also my family and I am sure they do not like to see me not playing as they know this is what I love and not forgetting my daughter, I am sure she missed seeing me on TV playing and screaming “Daddy Daddy,” said Valdes.