After completing his move from Bidvest Wits to Orlando Pirates, Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo revealed his delight at joining Bucs.
“It means a lot to me and my family. I am delighted to have finally joined Orlando Pirates Football Club,” Hlatshwayo told the club’s official website.
“This is an honour and privilege to be here because I know how long the club has been after my services over the years.
“Unfortunately, the club was not able to sign me for whatever reasons but thankfully now I am here, and I have both Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates management to thank for that.
“Growing in Soweto all boys dream of playing for either Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs. I come from a family where most people support Pirates, except my mother who supports Chiefs.
“For me personally, I have always supported Pirates especially during the Kosta Papic era which had abo Tso Vilakazi, Joseph Makhanya and Lebohang Mokoena.
“So, I can say it’s definitely a dream come true for me to be playing for this team, a team with such a rich history.”