“We’re like a child who keeps on getting A grades at school, when he gets a B, it’s not good enough. Those high expectations come with pressure and we enjoy it.”
These are the words of Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi ahead of their Nedbank Cup quarterfinals clash against Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday evening (18:00).
Affectionately known as ‘Vila’, Vilakazi says Sundows are a team “driven by success” and believes that they have what it takes to complete a domestic treble this season.
“At this point, we don’t have time to squander chances of winning trophies, so why not win both the League and the Nedbank Cup? At the end of the season we must have something to be proud of,” Vilakazi told the media.
“It’s a crucial game for us. I think it will be that one game where just one opportunity decides everything. We have to be more clinical.”
‘The Brazilians’ have already clinched the Telkom Knockout and are now gunning for the League and Nedbank Cup titles.
“Winning three trophies in one season is in line with what a club like us stands for.”
“We like the challenge and the competition. We are a team that’s driven by success,” added Vilakazi.
With 10 goals and 11 assists in all competitions this season in 31 games, Vilakazi is without a doubt an instrumental player for the ‘Tshwane giants’.
“You must just play your part in the team, contribute as much as you can. Whoever is in a good position to score, you pass to him because it’s all about sharing.
“It doesn’t matter who scores, as long as the team is winning. We always have that brotherhood,” concluded ‘Vila’.
By FARPost Reporter