Thulani Hlatshwayo: Orlando Pirates sign Bafana Bafana captain

Thulani Hlatshwayo: Orlando Pirates sign Bafana Bafana captain

- Thulani Hlatshwayo has reportedly joined the Orlando Pirates

- According to a source, the Bafana captain has picked the Bucs over the Mamelodi Sundowns

- The two teams were in a race to sign Hlatshwayo from Bidvest Wits

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The Orlando Pirates have reportedly won the race to sign Thulani Hlatshwayo from Bidvest Wits, TimesLIVE reported.

A source close to the Bafana Bafana captain revealed he picked the Bucs over Mamelodi Sundowns.

“Pirates have got him. He has told Sundowns he will join Pirates‚” the source disclosed.

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According to reports, many Bidvest Wits players are looking to jump ship after the majority of owners put the club up for sale.

Hlatshwayo is one of the club's most talented players and both the Pirates and Sundowns gunned for him once news broke.

The 30-year-old's agent, Mike Ntombela, neither confirmed nor denied the news that he is joining the Pirates.

Ntombela said:

"The fact of the matter is that he belongs to Wits. He renewed his contract and has two years to run still. For anything to happen‚ Wits must give the go-ahead.”

Social media users have since reacted to the news that Hlatshwayo joined the Orlando Pirates.

Twitter user, @thambe_e, commented:

"Congratulations to them, maybe they'll win something."

Another tweep, @soldier_701, said:

"Let's wait and see if it is true."

In other sport news, previously reported Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala has elaborated on his iconic goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Shabba scored the opening goal of the tournament against Mexico. The veteran midfielder revealed that his form was patchy and a talk with Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane helped to turn things around.

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