Bidvest Wits and Bafana Bafana defender Thulani Hlatswayo celebrates his 30th birthday on Wednesday. Briefly.co.za joins in the festivities as we share some interesting facts about the captain.
Thulani Hlatswayo is yet another prominent PSL player to have been born in Soweto.
The talented Bidvest Wits and Bafana Bafana defender turns 30 on Wednesday and Briefly.co.za decided to share some background information.
Although Hlatswayo was born in Soweto, he never turned out for either of Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs.
Having started his youth career at Senaoane Gunners FC, he eventually joined Ajax Cape Town.
In August 2009, Hlatswayo made his senior debut at Ajax in their 2-1 victory over Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 tournament.
Hlatswayo spent nearly a decade in the Mother City and speculation mounted as to his next destination.
Although links to the Buccaneers surfaced, the centre-back opted to sign for Bidvest Wits at the start of the 2014/ 2015 season.
Hlatswayo has been a mainstay ever since and was eventually named as club captain.
Hlatswayo boasts a healthy pedigree as he represented Bafana Bafana at youth level, from under-17 all the way up to under-23.
He eventually earned his maiden call-up to the Bafana senior team in 2013 and was named in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations squad.
Although, Hlatswayo has never tasted silverware, he has reached two cup finals.
With Wits doing well this season and with many league games in hand, many touted them for success.
However, Briefly.co.za previously reported that coach Gavin Hunt is convinced that Kaizer Chiefs already have one hand on the Absa Premiership.
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