The former Ajax Cape Town and Bidvistwitz defender failed to meet expectations with the Buccaneers and lost his place in the national team.
The captain of the Orlando Pirates and former Bafana Bafana captain Turani Heratshwayo admitted that his condition has been shaken this season.
The 31-year-old was criticized last season for being too robust and clumsy in defense, which resulted in him receiving 7 yellow cards in 22 league games. He also received 3 warnings in the Caf Confederations Cup and 1 warning in the Nedbank Cup.
Although Hlatshwayo helped Pirates win the MTN8 final and finish third in the league, his own poor form eventually made him lose a place in the Bafana Bafana team, which will perform in the international friendly match against Uganda on Thursday. Responsibilities are in the FNB Stadium.
In the interview Sovitan, “Tyson” admitted that he was disappointed with his performance in the Buccaneers, but determined to regain his strength next season.
“Obviously, this is my first season with the Buccaneers, and I know my performance is terrible. Since it is the off-season, I should make sure that I will be stronger when I come back. He said.
“I need to become stronger. This is my only choice.”
When talking about his exclusion from the national team, Heratshwayo admitted that his performance was not good enough to receive calls.
“The national team is our team. Everyone can become a national team player. This is not Tyson’s team. To be called up, you first need to do well at the club level, and I didn’t do that. It may be this [Bafana exclusion] It sounded a wake-up call for me, I have to work harder to be called again. “
Hlatswayo has played 48 games for the national team and scored 4 goals.
Unless there are any injuries, it may be difficult for him to return to the Bafana team to participate in the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ethiopia in September and October.