Wits ace Sibusiso Vilakazi is local face of Nike’s ‘magic’ boots

2014-05-24 09:25

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Sports apparel manufacturer Nike has unveiled PSL Footballer of the Year Sibusiso Vilakazi as the lead local star for their new boot, the Magista.

The Bidvest Wits midfielder has joined the ranks of top stars such as Spain and Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who also endorses the boot.

Iniesta will showcase the boot when it debuts on the international stage at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil next month.

With Bafana having failed to qualify for the global showpiece, local fans will have to wait until the new season before they see Vilakazi (24) in his ‘magic’ boots.

He will step onto local pitches at the start of the Absa Premiership season.

“It’s a magic boot for me because it is very light and I hope to score as many goals as I can in it,” said Vilakazi, who finished the season with eight goals.

Nike football brand merchandiser David Blake said: “The boot is a dynamic fit and it is more about its functionality as opposed to what it looks like.”

» Read City Press newspaper on Sunday for more on Vilakazi

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