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Thulani Hlatshwayo: Why I rejected Pirates and Sundowns

Posted: 29 July 2014 Time: 22:44

Thulani Hlatshwayo has dismissed talk that he chose the easy career option by joining Bidvest Wits over Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Hlatshwayo insists that the reason he joined Gavin Hunt's side was not because he was scared of competition at Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 24-year-old defender has admitted that he had offers from both Pirates and Sundowns before deciding to join the Students, but he had already made up his mind.

"I didn't choose Wits because I thought it will be easy for me to break into the starting eleven," Hlatshwayo tells

"I felt like it matches my type of style, the way I play, so it doesn't mean that I came to Wits and I'm scared of competition at Sundowns or Pirates. I chose Wits because I'm comfortable here; I think I will compete as much as I would have done with the other two clubs."

The former Ajax Cape Town defender adds that the reason he declined offers from Downs and Bucs was that Wits had already shown huge interest.

"SuperSport was not part of the deal, it was only Sundowns and Pirates. The reason I didn't join them was because the negotiations with Wits were ahead when they approached me. I was already in advanced stages with Wits and managed to choose them."


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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-07-29 21:04:03

you werent gonna get game time?(checkout the sexy big booty girls at

posted: 2014-07-29 21:05:58

I rate u 0% a cow, I like nazir ali nt u

Papa Hloni
posted: 2014-07-29 21:11:04

He ddnt chose rats bcos he ain't a gay! He ddnt wonna join dunusa cos Pitso cries a lot

posted: 2014-07-29 21:59:33

"I didn't choose Wits because I thought it will be easy for me to break into the starting eleven," Hlatshwayo

That's only what i wanted to read.He is 100% right.Nothing wrong with his decision.

 "He chose Wits because he thought it will be easy for him to break into the starting 11."

posted: 2014-07-29 22:54:27

Whatever makes you feel better !

posted: 2014-07-29 23:00:03

THATO Cheers brother

posted: 2014-07-29 23:08:13

Good choice boy, there is game time at Wits for you..

Mavisto DOWNS Up
posted: 2014-07-29 23:15:17

Listen to this zebra thing, did you drink your medication

posted: 2014-07-30 04:09:30

Wise career move Hlatshwayo, why folk to a team that already has more than 50 players on its books. Some will end up joining their few supporters in blowing vuvuzelas on match days.

solomon madube
posted: 2014-07-30 04:14:59

Try tell to primary kids.

solomon madube
posted: 2014-07-30 04:16:17

Tell that to primary kids.He will go when older to try and get last high paying contract

posted: 2014-07-30 04:18:12

deep down your heart you know the truth

posted: 2014-07-30 04:34:32

He knows Shut and Ntethe. On the other side iOkapi

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-07-30 04:41:22

Wats wit the stupid headline Edioto?he rejected both bucs n clowns mos but u make it luk like he did to pirates only.mxm

Double Action 7
posted: 2014-07-30 04:42:57

Which one is it? Style of play or advanced talks? You don't have to make up an excuse for passing up a great opportunity to join the most successful PSL champs. Just admit it, you chickened out.

posted: 2014-07-30 04:52:12

Lol he rejected Pirates alright

DAnkie editor

posted: 2014-07-30 05:06:16

Good "Tyson"....that's what players should be doing, first evaluate if they will fit into the team's style of play and then sign.......SINCE 1970

lion king5
posted: 2014-07-30 05:07:18

@Phenyoza you are a real idiot. Do you really understand the reason for choosing Wits? You are just amused by a fly passing your face.

posted: 2014-07-30 05:13:22

All the best Tyson at Wits we'll always miss you at Ikamva

deleted_21404322_BLACK SKIN
posted: 2014-07-30 05:21:28


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