Wits coach wants Bafana captain to stay

Braamfontein – Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says team captain Thulani Hlatshwayo is happy playing for his side.

  Bafana Bafana defender Hlatshwayo once hinted that he was keen on leaving Wits to seek new challenges at a bigger club.

  But Hunt said: “No‚ he doesn’t want to go anywhere, he’s happy with us, he’s fine. You can never say never in football, I mean you look at what’s going on down the road as well, with Mamelodi Sundowns trying to sign back Khama Billiat from Kaizer Chiefs. You know‚ players go for free and then they get bought back. So anything can happen in football. You watch overseas as well, I’m sure there will be a bit of movement before the window closes, it would solve all our problems. And give us problems with no centreback.”

  He added that it would not be wise to sell Hlatshwayo.

  “It’s a no-brainer to sell him. It would solve the financial problems‚ that’s for sure. But that’s not the point; we’ve got to look after our team and our club. He’s a player who has come a long way with us‚ from Ajax Cape Town‚ being an average right-back‚ to being the national team centre-back and the captain. So we want to keep him,” he said.

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