Hugo Broos has made it clear he wants to rejuvenate the Bafana Bafana squad. As a result, players over thirty, such as Thulani Hlatshwayo, have not been considered for the national team.
The Orlando Pirates defender has insisted that he has not taken the decision to exclude him personally. He is one of many players over thirty who have not been included in the squad.
“I think it would be unfair for me to say I’m sad or mad because the national team is not about Tyson, it’s not about Thulani,” he said in a media event.
“It’s our national team and each and every player who’s good enough deserves to be in the national team, be it the captain or no captain, but he deserves to be in the national team.
“You’re selected based on the performance that you’ve displayed. When you looked at the previous team, which is the one that failed to qualify for Afcon 2021.
“It was probably time for the change.
“You know sometimes we don’t want to mention it as players, that it’s time for change, and before us there were people there.
“We also took over from your (Siyabonga) Sangweni and Morgan Gould who were there before us.
“So, I think now it’s time to build the team with the players who are doing well. It is players who have international experience, not only at youth level, but also in the senior national team.
“The team have done very well, and they have started the qualifiers well. So, to answer the question of the captaincy and everything, I feel like the one who is captaining the team deserves it.
“Ronwen deserves it. And as to whether Tyson is mad or what, I am not.
“I will keep supporting the team, because it’s not about an individual, but our team as a country.” He spoke.
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