Hunt changes tune on Hlatshwayo

Thulani Hlatshwayo and other players
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Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says the club’s captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, is going nowhere.

Hlatshwayo has been linked to Orlando Pirates on the domestic front, while some teams abroad have also shown interest in him. But Hunt is adamant that the Bafana Bafana central defender is staying put.

Hunt was speaking at a press briefing ahead of his teams MTN8 first-round match against SuperSport United at the Bidvest Wits Stadium on Sunday.

“No, he does not wanna go anywhere. He’s happy with us. You can never say never in football. Players go for free and they are brought back, so anything can happen in the world of football. Well I’m sure there’s gonna be a better movement before the window closes as well as overseas, but no the boy does not wanna go.

“I don’t wanna lose the boy. He knows that he’s a captain of our club, he’s a captain of our national team, he feels he’s at home and we’ve come a long way,” says Hunt.

Hunt’s pronouncements on Hlatshwayo come after the coach had previously stated that every player at Bidvest Wits is for sale, even though it is his desire is to keep every member of his current squad.

The Students made some major changes to their roster over the winter with the likes of Darren Keet, Vuyo Mere, Edwin Gyimah and Daylon Claasen all shipped out.