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Mkhwanazi: Why I joined Bidvest Wits

Posted: 18 July 2014 Time: 12:07

Buhle Mkhwanazi says his decision to join Bidvest Wits over Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns was influenced by him feeling more needed by the Students than at the other clubs.

The 24-year-old signed with Wits from University of Pretoria last week after huge interest in his services from Bucs and Downs as well.

"This team is ambitious, you could see they did well last season," Mkhwanazi told reporters.

"They finished in the top three. It is a team that is hungry for success. I believe that I am really needed in this team that’s why I chose them over the other teams that wanted me. This is the right place for me and I will grow with this team."

The Clever Boys enjoyed their best defensive record last season by only letting in 20 goals, but the Bafana Bafana defender is eager to better that mark.

"Obviously the guys from last season conceded 20 goals, we have to make sure that we better that record."

Mkhwanazi is also pleased with how his career has gone, being a national team player and former captain of AmaTuks.

"It has been a good career but there were some challenges at the start. But now I am reaping the hard work that I put in.

"I am happy with everything that has happened in my career. I started at a big club, Sundowns. Game-time was limited.

"It wasn’t easy for me, the competition was too high. I wasn’t mature at that stage. I got it difficult, being sent on loan brought back and then sent on loan again but then I managed to be where I am now."

Livefyre comments on this story...

The_Glamour_Boy
posted: 2014-07-18 10:11:49

GREAT CHOICE boy. You will never regret it & will definitely remain part of the Bafana set up.

Jez86
posted: 2014-07-18 10:12:42

Smart fellow.

TsoKing
posted: 2014-07-18 10:12:44

He showed Rats,Majoro's balls...

mountainking
posted: 2014-07-18 10:16:38

Let's not be fooled by the fallacy that wits doesn't pay well by the way mr joffe gives hunt R70m on player 'maintenance' so I was not suprised that wits were able to afford tuks and mkhwanazi demands.

Sea _Robber 1
posted: 2014-07-18 10:17:58

TsoKing AND YOU TOO!!!!!!!

TsoKing
posted: 2014-07-18 10:19:55

@Mypoint2424 Chiefs wer nt after him...

Sir T
posted: 2014-07-18 10:20:18

TsoKing Hahahahahahahahahaha, fantastic.....

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 2014-07-18 10:26:17

In summary uNkwali uthi: Sundowns has many players...Pirates is not ambitious enough...they finished outside the top 3, Wits needed him more than Pirates who still need to find Shemen's tooth

Sbu Webhakabhaka
posted: 2014-07-18 10:26:18

Mmmm Mame Niang has joined Moneylodi Signclowns, ai I give up on this team.

Speakk
posted: 2014-07-18 10:27:42

'even though my sight were firmly set on no.27 from Platinum Stars, the chase for Mkwanazi was still strong, said Screamer.

again, chips seems to be distracted by Musona's love and they forget to beef that ailing defence. are they serious about CAF glory?

really Chips is broke......

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 2014-07-18 10:29:27

"I joined AmaZulu because they were more professional than Pirates" - Ouro Okoriko

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-07-18 10:31:10

"I joined pirates because kaizer chiefs couldn't match their salary" kermit erasmus

Black4ever
posted: 2014-07-18 10:35:49

Sbu Webhakabhaka They will loan him out. Its a strategy to win because all the players that they loan out are not allowed to play against them

sir pitso
posted: 2014-07-18 10:35:51

Hehehe you have to. No one will stop long weekend. Dove wome should be ssu soon.

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-07-18 10:36:34

"…was influenced by him feeling more needed by the Students than at the other clubs…" Don't do things with needy peeps you man… Anywhichway… another average player… the situation is desperate now…

sir pitso
posted: 2014-07-18 10:38:25

Xap ntwana . All the best. We produce players like you Xulu etc For bafana bafana

K252i
posted: 2014-07-18 10:44:49

Jez86 remember Wits has one leg in UK platorm

BaseMoss
posted: 2014-07-18 10:47:57

Clever move to Clever boys. I wish some of the Sundowns bench warmers could think just like you. I hope Keagan Dolly is reading this


Patricmbedesho Buccaneer
posted: 2014-07-18 10:47:59

You scared of the competition boy bcz the Bucs wuld bench you, you also scared about downs as they dd benched you,

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