Thulani Hlatshwayo Leaves Orlando Pirates, Reunites With Former Coach Gavin Hunt at SuperSport United

Thulani Hlatshwayo Leaves Orlando Pirates, Reunites With Former Coach Gavin Hunt at SuperSport United

  • SuperSport United's squad is starting to take shape following the announcement that its former coach Gavin Hunt had returned to the club
  • The club acquired the services of Orlando Pirates Thulani Hlatshwayo after a mixed stay at the Buccaneers
  • Hunt and Hlatshwayo will join forces once again, having been together at Bidvest Wits when the club won the 2016/17 ABSA Premiership

Thulani Hlatshwayo and Gavin Hunt have joined forces once again.

The defender was announced as Gavin Hunt's first signing since being reappointed as coach of SuperSport United last week. Hlatshwayo was captain of the Bidvest Wits team that was coached by Hunt when the club won the 2016/2017 ABSA Premiership title.

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Thulani Hlatshwayo has joined SuperSport United from Orlando Pirates, where he and Gavin Hunt will join forces once again.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Hunt said:

“The signing of 'Tyson' is a wonderful addition for the club and he comes with a lot of experience. He was the Bafana Bafana captain as well as my captain at Bidvest Wits, we won trophies together and he's definitely ready to get working and to get going again."

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Hlatshwayo, according to SuperSport's website, said:

“SuperSport United is a team that is known to win trophies and I hope I can share my experience which means I have to equally work hard. There is competition in the team which is good for the energy around the players as well as keeping the togetherness and I will make sure I earn my right to play.”

In their time together at Wits, the duo of Hunt and Hlatshwayo also led the Students to the Telkom Knockout trophy in 2017. The team defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 at the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban.

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