Vusimuzi Vilakazi steps down as Golden Arrows co-coach

In a surprising turn of events, co-coach Vusimuzi Vilakazi has bid adieu to Golden Arrows, effective immediately.

Vilakazi, who shared the coaching duties with Mabhuti Khenyeza, had overseen a promising start to the season, rendering his sudden departure all the more astonishing.

Confirming his resignation to iDiski Times, Vilakazi stated, “I’ve resigned. My primary focus now lies in acquiring additional coaching qualifications and deepening my understanding of the game.”

Both Vilakazi and Khenyeza assumed caretaker roles in April of the previous year during the 2021/22 season following the dismissal of coach Lehlohonolo Seema.

Following the conclusion of the last season, Arrows’ management decided against the pursuit of an external coach, entrusting the responsibility to these former players.

Their tenure bore fruit, culminating in a ninth-place finish in the DStv Premiership table for the 2022/23 season, a remarkable feat given their limited budget.

The current DStv Premiership season saw Arrows off to a strong start under their joint leadership, securing the second spot in the DStv Premiership with 10 points from five matches.

They won three matches, experienced a solitary defeat at the hands of Sundowns, and shared the spoils in one encounter. Vilakazi’s abrupt departure marks an unprecedented twist in the nascent season, making him the first coach to exit a club so early.

In their most recent league clash last Tuesday, Arrows stunned SuperSport United with a resounding 3-0 victory at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.