Victor Hlungwani was born on 4 February 1976 in Giyani, Limpopo.

He started refereeing in 1991 at age of 15 years and was recruited to join the SAFA Local Football Association in 1992.

Hlungwani made his PSL debut in 2002/2003 season where he officiated in the match featuring Santos and Island FC in the Nedbank Cup.

He has served in the top flight football for 14 years and is an accomplished international referee.

Hlungwani was voted for PSL Referee of the Year in the 2011/2012 season.

Fact file of Victor Hlungwani

Name: Tinyiko Victor Hlungwani
Date of birth: 04 February 1976
Occupation: Water Quality Facilitator-Education at Rand Water Vereeniging
PSL debut: Santos vs Island FC Nedbank Cup
Years on National panel: 14 years
International debut: 2011 CAF Champions League- Dynamos
(Zimbabwe) vs. Maculmana (Mozambique)
Years on FIFA panel: 6 years
Domestic finals: 4 Finals the first being Pirates vs Chiefs TELKOM
Knock-out in 2011
PSL Honours: Referee of the Year in 2011/12
Most memorable game/moment: 2010 Pirates vs. Chiefs at Orlando
2011 Gabon vs. Brazil in Brazaville
Favourite sports: Volleyball