Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Cavin Johnson highlighted Mfundo Vilakazi’s second half cameo as the only bright spot in their shock defeat to Milford in the Nedbank Cup last 32 tie on Saturday. 
Vilakazi (18), came on in the 63rd minute to make his senior debut for Chiefs, and was received by a raucous atmosphere from the Khosi faithful.
Although ‘Obrigado’ did not do enough to help the Glamour Boys advance to the last 16, his coach was impressed with his contribution.
“For a young player who came on in a high-pressure game I thought he did well. I don’t think he lost the ball.
“He has a bright future with Chiefs, unfortunately today he was not able to show his real qualities, which I thought would have come out if we had scored a goal. We would have seen how good he is at moving the ball,” Johnson replied to the media.
The loss to second-tier Milford dealt a heavy blow to Chiefs hopes of ending their nine year trophy drought.
Johnson says he cannot blame any player for missing a penalty because the shootout is a lottery.
“No matter who you play in this competition, if you don’t prepare for penalties, your bosses should fire you.
“Penalties are a lottery, sometimes you score, sometimes you miss. Our five penalty takers (in the shootout), in our training sessions last week they were the best. On a day if someone misses you can’t fault him,” added Johnson.