Legendary former Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana attacking midfielder Benedict “Tso” Vilakazi will this saturday at 7pm appear on TV show #IBlewIt on Channel 163 MzansiWethu to share his extravagant and extra ordinary life story that led to his fall from grace.
I Blew It is a thought-provoking show that looks into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, squandered and then blew it all.
PSL soccer stars usually become bankrupt and homeless after they hang their boots due to fame and lavish lifestyles they enjoy during their playing days where they never think of tomorrow.
The sad truth about most footballers’ is that they are not taught how to manage the sudden increase in their bank balances at such a young age hence fall into the trap of spending and social vices such as prostitution, drugs and alcohol abuse.
Vilakazi will shed more light on his professional career that was blighted by sex scandals, statutory rape allegations and disciplinary issues that led to him quitting the game at the young age of 30.
The insight that will be shed on Vilakazi’s story on how he managed to squander all the fortunes that came his way will definitely give a heads up to young footballers to make wise investments whilst they are at the peak of their game.
By Gerald Dandah