“With the group that we have, I’m confident that we will be able to advance to the next stage of the tournament. Even though SAFA told coach Stuart (Baxter) that he doesn’t have a mandate, for us it’s about truly discovering our identity as a team and developing from there,” he added.
“Gavin Hunt and Stuart are two different types of coaches, but they always want the best out of a player and they push you to your limit,” he added.
“Coach Gav is more old-school and Stuart is more of a modern type of coach. I’m fortunate to be playing for both the coaches and they communicate a lot with me and call me Tyson,” he continued.
The former Ajax Cape Town player stated that they are leaders in the Bafana team and they make his job easy.
“When previous Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba was at the helm, the captaincy was rotated. Sometimes Dean Furman and Itumeleng Khune would be the captain and other times I would wear the captain’s armband," he reacted.
“Itu (Itumeleng Khune) was the one who was more experienced than us and he would lead the side most of the time. We have a lot of captains in the team from their respective club sides, which makes my job easier,” he concluded.
Bafana will begin their Afcon campaign against Ivory Coast in Cairo, before meeting Namibia and Morocco as they look to reach the knockout stages.