• Hlatshwayo: I‘m grateful Wits invested in me

    Former Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo is grateful that the club invested in him during his six years at the club.

    The Soweto-born defender joined the Clever Boys back in 2014 and has featured 180 times for Wits across all competitions, while scoring 20 goals and assisting a further seven in the process.

    The 30-year-old also guided the club to their first-ever Absa Premiership title during the 2016-17 season before leading them to the Telkom Knockout Cup trophy the following season.

    Hlatshwayo says that he will always cherish the years he spent at the Braamfontein-based outfit as he looks for a new home.

    ‘It was a sad feeling when the guys played their last game against Polokwane. There were a lot of emotions around the team,’ Hlatshwayo told the South African Football Journalists Association (Safja).

    ‘I’ve been here for six years. So, when we played the last match, it wasn’t a good mood nor space to be in.

    ‘The league title that I won at Wits was my first trophy. And I am grateful that the team was interested in me and invested.

    ‘All I can say is that I appreciate everything that the club has done. I am happy that I chose Wits when I came back home after leaving at a young age.’

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