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Pirates legend slams talented star and wants him benched!

Orlando Pirates legend Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi has slammed talented midfielder Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and wants Jose Riveiro to bench him.

Vilakazi was speaking to iDiski TV on the back of Pirates suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Richards Bay FC at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

The former Bafana Bafana star was just disappointed in the way Ndlondlo executed his duties on the day after being given a chance after a long time.

Ndlondlo hardly played forward passes and attacked although he often enough spaces to do so, and Vilakazi was just frustrated by that.

He feels Ndlondlo is no longer the same player he used to be, but he doesn’t know if his playing style is influenced by Riveiro’s coaching methods.

Furthermore, Vilakazi believes Ndlondlo will end up leaving Pirates if he doesn’t improve his game because he wouldn’t be an important player to the team.


“I’m so disappointed,” said Vilakazi.

“For me, I don’t think I’d give him a chance again until he proves himself again at training and be the Ndlondlo that I know. 

“At Pirates they still have that triangle the only thing he needs to do is just to play simple. I know it’s not easy to play for a big team like Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns but you make it easier by playing the nearest man,” he continued.

“Sometimes you get the ball and there is the space in front of you, so go and attack that space until somebody comes and commits themselves.

“I don’t know whether it’s the coaching he is getting at Pirates or it’s him who decided that my game is going to be this way because he is no longer that Ndlondlo that would get into spaces, attack, have a combination with the striker or an attacking midfielder.”

“He is no longer doing that. And the way his game is going he is not going to be an important player at Pirates. He will end up leaving the team,” concluded Vilakazi.

Ndlondlo has had his fare share of chances in Riveiro’s team this season but mostly from the bench.

The diminutive midfielder has featured in 28 matches across all competitions, but goals have been dry as he’s netted just once.

Ndlondlo has featured in 19 league games, and has got 1148 minutes under his belt, according to Transfermarkt.

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