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“Tyson Can Match Any Striker That He Plays Against” – Reader’s Voice

“Tyson Can Match Any Striker That He Plays Against” – Reader’s Voice

By Sejosengoe walter itumeleng - Jun 12, 2017 03:44 PM

New Bafana Bafana captain, Thulani "Tyson" Hlatshwayo has the heart of a lion and leads by example whenever he plays.

The defender is a soldier, a true leader who is without fear. He came through the junior national setup and now he's the man to rely on for coach Stuart Baxter in terms of leadership on and off the field.

Tyson has character;e’s very disciplined and passionate about the game, he's an aggressive defender who doesn’t pull out whenever he goes for a tackle. As evidence, the Bidvest Wits captain formed a solid defensive partnership with his teammate, Buhle Mkhwanazi that conquered the PSL in this past season.

His combination with Mkhwanazi was the best for the 2016/2017 season as it produced some crucial goals along the way that helped Gavin Hunt’s charges to claim the title for the first time in the club’s history.

During Bafana’s match against Nigeria, Tyson, again, showed his class alongside Erick Mathoho when they kept the Super Eagle’s attackers at bay for the entire 90 minutes. He was resilient and committed, making sure that Bafana Bafana came away with an important victory for the first time in a competitive match against their esteemed opponents.

As a defender, Tyson has all abilities to match any striker that he plays against. He's very good in the air, he can read the game very well and he’s very strong. He always brings his A-game, even if things are not going well for his side.

What did you think about Tyson’s performance against Nigeria?


*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.


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Richardpirates Joined: 03 Jan 2017
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Richardpirates Jun 13, 2017 01:16 PM
If it was up to me Tyson would be the first player that pirates needs to buy n bring back Chabalala from chipa we did not do well in defence last season so yes we need tyson DR KHOZA PLEASE PLEASE only him Tyson please Dr
STOANICIOUS Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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STOANICIOUS Jun 13, 2017 11:56 AM
He performed very well.
ThatoMaphanga Joined: 30 May 2012
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ThatoMaphanga Jun 13, 2017 11:33 AM
Fighter. He reminds me of Mabizela
tebogo gm mahlaba Joined: 06 Aug 2015
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tebogo gm mahlaba Jun 13, 2017 10:15 AM
Yes the boy is good I was not suprissed when Baxter give him the captain amband to lead the team,he's the true leader.things are going well for us now we the quality players we have in the country I still rate his patner as one of the best defender in the country Buhle Mkhwenazi I'm looking forwad to see him in bafana in future.
hlekza"jah""10 Joined: 09 Jun 2017
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hlekza"jah""10 Jun 13, 2017 08:48 AM
True leader never give up
mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane Jun 13, 2017 08:13 AM
He is the true leader indeed

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