Thulani Hlatshwayo on Orlando Pirates link: 'I prefer not to comment'

Thulani Hlatshwayo (Supplied by Bidvest Wits)
Thulani Hlatshwayo (Supplied by Bidvest Wits)

Former Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo has opted not to comment on the speculation linking him with a move to Orlando Pirates.

The influential centre-back, who led the Clever Boys to fourth position in the Premiership, has been heavily linked with a move to the Soweto giants, with some suggesting he's already agreed terms.

"I prefer not to comment right now because I'm at home relaxing with family, so that’s what I prefer to do," Hlatshwayo told the South African Football Journalists Association.

Turning his attention to the end of Bidvest Wits's run in the PSL, following their sale to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM), 'Tyson' praised coach Gavin Hunt and spoke about how the team maintained their work ethic despite knowing the club will soon be out of the top flight.

"He [Gavin Hunt] is a coach that has a lot of character and toughness, he is hard to impress, and he made sure that he always pushes the guys to their limit," Hlatshwayo added.

"For as captain having that same heart, my job was to push the guys and make sure that we finish as high as we can.

"Knowing that the team would not exist anymore, it's easy for us to have been sluggish and play just for the sake of playing, but all we did was make sure that we repay what the game has done for each of us and make sure that we bid farewell in a good way."

"We would have liked to be in the Nedbank Cup final and win all the trophies," he continued.

"And for me personally to be able to win each and every trophy available for the team that has been good to me."

- TEAMtalk media

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