Absa Premiership

Nhlapho, a 'converted' defender

2014-12-19 14:16
Siyabonga Nhlapo (bidvestwits.co.za)

Cape Town - Siyabonga Nhlapo was converted into a right-back says Bidvest Wits coach, Gavin Hunt.

Read: Wits set to surge pass AmaTuks

According to KickOff, Hunt said he was the reason Nhlapho moved from being a midfielder to a defender.

"When Siya (Siyabonga Nhlapho) came here he was a midfielder, and I said to him, ‘You can't play as a midfielder in South Africa’," said Hunt.

“He asked ‘Why?’ and I told him, ‘Siya, you are not good enough to play as a midfielder in South Africa’.

“He asked me where he should play, and I told him that he should play as a right back.”

Hunt reveals that he promised Nhlapho that he would turn him into a right-back that can vie for a place in the Bafana Bafana squad and so far the former SuperSport United coach has kept his word.

Meanwhile, University of Pretoria will hope to end Bidvest Wits’ run of form in the Absa Premiership when the teams meet at Tuks Stadium.

Kick-off at 15:30 on Sunday, December 21.

Read more on:    bidvest wits  |  psl  |  gavin hunt  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.