|Full name||Thulani Tyson Hlatshwayo|
|Date of birth||18 December 1989|
|Place of birth||Soweto, South Africa|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|Senaoane Gunners FC|
|2005–2009||Ajax Cape Town|
|2009–2014||Ajax Cape Town||96||(2)|
|2005–2007||South Africa U17||3||(0)|
|2007–2009||South Africa U20||7||(0)|
|2009–2012||South Africa U23||3||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 2 October 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 October 2020
Thulani Hlatswayo (born 18 December 1989) is a South African professional footballer, who plays for Orlando Pirates and Captains the South African national team as a defender.
Hlatshwayo was born in Soweto, Gauteng. He made his professional debut for Ajax on 5 August 2009 in a 2–1 win against Orlando Pirates, in a quarter-final match of the 2009 MTN 8 tournament at the Coca Cola Park in Johannesburg. He was promoted from the club's youth academy ranks after years of good showing for both the club and the country's national youth teams. [ citation needed ]
In the early months of 2014 it was announced that 'Tyson' as he is efficiently known has signed a pre-contract with Bidvest Wits. By doing so Hlatshwayo ended speculations that he was heading to Orlando Pirates. He joined the Johannesburg-based club in June. He has since been a force to be reckoned alongside another former Ajax CT player in Thato Mokeke. He started in Bidvest's opening league game against SuperSport United.[ citation needed ]
Hlatswayo has played for both the South Africa national under-17 and under-20 teams. He was also a member of the South African U-20 team that played in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which lost to Ghana in a 2–1 defeat, losing to the eventual champions in the Round of 16 of the tournament.
Hlatswayo was included in South Africa's squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and scored an own goal in the team's opening match as they lost 3–1 to Algeria.On 13 October 2018, he was one of South Africa's goalscorers as the nation recorded its largest ever victory with a 6–0 win over Seychelles in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
|South Africa national team|
|1.||14 January 2015||Stade Omar Bongo, Libreville||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|2.||25 March 2015||Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|12 November 2016||Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa||1–0||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||13 October 2018||FNB Stadium, Johannesburg||2–0||6–0||2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
Ajax Cape Town
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