Benedict Vilakazi’s son, Thato, excels in 2nd division for JDR Stars

Benedict Vilakazi’s son, Thato, excels in 2nd division for JDR Stars

- Thato Mohlamme is following in the footsteps of his father Benedict Vilakazi

- Vilakazi previously mesmerised defenders during his time at Orlando Pirates and Mohlamme is currently excelling at JDR Stars in the second division

- The 20-year-old has lofty ambitions of playing abroad in the future

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Former Orlando Pirates star Benedict Vilakazi is set to feature soon due to his exploits during his prime.

It seems Vilakazi has also inspired his eldest son, Thato Mohlamme, to love the beautiful game and to follow in his footsteps.

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Born and raised in Deneysville in the Free State, Mohlamme has already set his sights on a career abroad.

The 20-year-old said, "In terms of my football career I am not aiming low. My aim is to play overseas and do well there."

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SowetanLIVE reported that his mother, Mmatebello Mohlamme, was reluctant for him to pursue a career in football and that both his parents insisted that he complete his studies first.

Mohlamme added, "I could have long been part of the academies at Pirates, Chiefs or Sundowns but my parents told me that education comes first."

The attacking midfielder is aware of the pressure's that come with having a famous footballing father, but is taking it all in his stride.

Mohlamme revealed that his father often took him along to his training sessions and the pair share a good relationship.

Mohlamme added, "He has been there for me and he looks out for me."

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