Mamelodi Sundowns have handed midfielder Sibusiso “Vila” Vilakazi a four-year contract extension, the club announced on Friday.
The 30-year-old has been has been part of the Brazilians for fours seasons, since his reported R10 million move from Bidvest Wits during the 2016/17 season.
“Today we are proud to announce that he has extended his stay by committing to another four years, which will see him stay until 2024,” Sundowns said in a statement.
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“I am honoured, I am humbled and I am excited to be given another opportunity to play for this great team. I would like to thank [Sundowns] president [Patrice Motsepe], the board for trusting and having faith in me, my coach [Pitso Mosimane], the technical team and my team-mates for playing a part as well in me being given this opportunity,” Vilakazi told the official club website.
The Bafana Bafana international has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at Sundowns, with four winners’ medals across all competitions under his belt since he arrived at Chloorkop in July 2016. They include back-to-back Absa Premiership titles during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, the 2019/20 Telkom Knockout and the CAF Super Cup in 2017.
The attacking player from Soweto has been one of the most influential players for Sundowns across the domestic and continental campaigns.
So far this season, he has racked up 32 games across all competitions and scored 10 goals.
“The story continues ... I am here to win trophies, and more trophies are coming. Ka Bo Yellow!” declared Vila.
Sundowns will resume their campaign with a semifinal clash against Bidvest Wits on August 8, before Vilakazi and his team-mates take on Orlando Pirates in the opening league fixture of the rescheduled PSL programme on August 11.
Sundowns are four points adrift of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs in the race for the 2019/10 championship.