The one-hour telephone discussion that South Africa’s coach, Stuart Baxter had with the coach of BidVest Wits, Gavin Hunt, may have shaped his mind in choosing a captain for the Bafana Bafana side that will meet the Super Eagles in Uyo on Saturday.
Baxter has named Thulani Hlatshwayo named as new Bafana captain. Sports Village Square recalls that Gavin Hunt had told the South African coach that he should pick his defender.
Hear him: Well I think if you’re going to go into a new era, new dawn, new feel, and you want to build your team, Hlatshwayo is the perfect guy to build your team around”.
That is exactly what Baxter has done as his team prepares to face its perennial nemesis, the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
According to arguments in South African football cycle, Thulani Hlatshwayo is the most in-form South African defender this season.
He led his club to lift the domestic league title. He is described as a warrior on the field. He is called ‘Tyson’ in South African football cycle.