Thulani ‘Tyson’ Hlatshwayo will return home from the Central American tour following the passing away of his uncle, Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba announced on Saturday.
The Soweto born defender will, as a result, miss the Honduras game which he was set to play a part as he will leave the camp immediately to oversee the burial of his uncle whom he described as not only a guardian but the rock of his life.
“It is a big blow for the entire team. Tyson is one of the most dedicated and disciplined ‘soldiers’ in this team.
“But this is something beyond human control and he has our blessings to leave camp and mourn his uncle with the rest of his family. May his uncle’s soul rest in peace,” said coach Mashaba.
Bafana Bafana play Honduras at Metropolitano Stadium in San Pedro Sula on Tuesday, 13 October and the match is expected to kick off at midnight South African time and will be beamed live on SABC1.