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Benedict Vilakazi who is now head coach of Orange Vaal Professionals.

Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi who has joined Orange Vaal Professionals as head coach. Picture: Sourced

Former Orlando Pirates star midfielder, Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi, has made his way back to professional football by accepting a role of head coach at Orange Vaal Professionals in the ABC Motsepe League.

Vilakazi, 33, whose soccer career came to a demise following a short stint in Denmark and last kicked the ball in Botswana was helping out as a coach at Education Through Soccer Academy (ETSA) last year.

Orange Vaal Professionals owned by business-man, Solly Mkhabela, is campaigning in the third tier of South African football and has Vilakazi’s former teammate, Steve Lekoelea, in their books.

The club’s Brand Manager Lerato Majoro said, “We have appointed Vilakazi as the head coach.

The team has played two games under him now. He is doing well.

In the first game under him, we played 1-1 against African All Stars. That’s the team that will be playing against Polokwane City in this year’s Nedbank Cup.

In his second game in charge, we drew 1-1 again, against AmaBEE.

We have also appointed former Moroka Swallows players, Pitso Lekone as his assistant.”

Orange Vaal Professionals lie 10th place on the log will lock horns with VuT FC over the weekend at Isak Steyl stadium in what is termed Vaal Derby with the winner walking away with the three points and bragging rights.