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Bidvest Wits stars Thulani Hlatshwayo and Phakamani Mahlambi have extended their stay with the club

Posted: 17 February 2017 Time: 19:42

Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo and young rising star Phakamani Mahlambi have signed contract extensions with the club. 

The 27-year-old Hlatshwayo has signed a new deal until June 2019.

“I am delighted that 'Tyson' has committed his immediate future to the club,” Wits CEO Jose Ferreira said. “As club captain, Tyson has all the credentials and qualities that all our young players aspire to. I have no doubt that he will become another legend of South African football.”

Hlatshwayo stated: “I’m very proud and happy to have extended my stay with Bidvest Wits. I feel very privileged with the faith they have showed in me and I believe we will grow together from strength to strength. I have grown as a player at this club under coach Gavin Hunt and I am looking forward to a successful future with my club.”

Mahlambi has signed a new four-year deal that sees him contracted to the club until June 2021, though he is tipped to move to Europe long before that.

“Phakamani is one of the most talented players in the long and proud history of this club," Ferreira said. "He personifies our strong and firm commitment to the development of young players and to provide them with the opportunities to play at the highest level, both locally and at international level.

"By committing his long-term future to Bidvest Wits, Phakamani has demonstrated his loyalty to our club and we have no doubt that, with us, he will be able to fulfill his dream of playing overseas.”

Mahlambi said: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Bidvest Wits and would like to thank them for giving me the opportunity to play professional football in the PSL.

"The club took good care of me when I was injured and I hope to repay them by helping my team win many trophies. My ultimate dream is to play in Europe and I’m sure that through Bidvest Wits I will be able to achieve both goals.”

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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