AmaZulu FC coach Benni McCarthy has applauded the team’s reserve coach Siboniso Vilakazi.
Vilakazi’s charges are fresh from being crowned Dstv Diski Challenge champions on Sunday afternoon defeating Mamelodi Sundowns reserves 2-0 in the final at FNB Stadium.
McCarthy has heaped praise on his understudy for winning the tournament and commended their working relationship.
“Massive congratulations to coach Nini and the MDC team for their performance and the win against Mamelodi Sundowns,” alluded McCarthy.
“It’s remarkable and we are so proud, definitely you can see the change and turn around in the club this season, from where we’ve come from and the recruitment process.
“Coach Nini is such a blessing to work with, he is with the first team every single day whenever he is not training with the MDC team,” McCarthy continued.
“So he learns and we work closely together, we are oversharing the information and then you can see when he goes to his team, the difference and the experience that he is gaining is helping him,” said McCarthy.
The former Cape Town City coach was also impressed by the reserve team players, who he believes will go on to be first team players.
“The young players who have been brought in and where they’ve gone and the quality of the coaching staff and quality of the coaches.
“But I can’t take the credit for what coach Nini has done, he is the one that made the team to play the way they did.
“He is a wonderful coach and a great coach in the making, so we’ll definitely look out in the future. This is a future PSL head coach and future AmaZulu coach as well, you know he’s got all the attributes.
“Also the young players, the exposure they get from playing on TV, infront of millions of people it prepares them for in a year or two they will be first team players,” echoed McCarthy.
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By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter