- Thulani Hlatshwayo has revealed that winning the MTN8 trophy for the Orlando Pirates was a dream come true for him
- The victory ends the Soweto teams 6-year long trophy drought
- He is also pleased with how the news signings are brining value to the team
Thulani Hlatshwayo has always dreamed of winning a cup with the Buccaneers and he has finally done just that with the Bucs victory at the MTN8. He was a firm supporter of the team growing up and dreamed of lifting a trophy for the Bucs.
He led the popular Soweto team to victory, ending a 6-year long trophy drought. Their final match saw the Bucs push ahead of the Bloemfontein Celtics 2-1 in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium this weekend.
This is his second trophy, he won his first with the Bidvest Wits, a team that no longer exists but he said that lifting this trophy meant something more to him.
He also remarked that it was good to see the new signings bear fruit and he said that every player joins a team looking to win trophies and he has done just that with the Orlando Pirates.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that after a six-year trophy drought, Orlando Pirates managed to take home the MTN8 trophy. The Bucs defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 over the weekend, allowing them to lift the coveted trophy and celebrate their hard work.
The last time Pirates lifted a trophy was back in 2014 when they won the Nedbank Cup. In the 58th minute, Celtic was down to 10 men due to Thato Lingwati receiving a red card.
Josef Zinnabuaer's team shared the news of their win to Twitter and fans are ecstatic. Other soccer fans also made their way to Pirates' Twitter post to share their thoughts on the team's recent win.
In other news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that Quinton de Kock was named the Proteas' test team captain. The 27-year-old will be the temporary captain for the 2020/21 season.
Former SA cricketer and cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith said in April that he believed De Kock would be over-burdened if he was to be test captain. De Kock was named captain of the South African limited overs teams last season but Smith had ruled him out as test captain.
The Proteas are set to play three tests this season. The first two matches will be against Sri Lanka just after Christmas. SA will then take on Pakistan in two tests followed by a series against Australia.
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