Bafana Bafana defender, Siyanda Xulu, completed his move to SuperSport United on a two-year deal with an option to renew.
The 31-year-old previously played for Mamelodi Sundowns, Rostov (Russia), Kaizer Chiefs, Maritzburg United, Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel) and his last spell with Turan T IK (Azerbaijan) where he played 25 matches in Azerbaijan in last season’s campaign.
Xulu has been a regular feature in the national team under Hugo Broos and has over 25 caps under his belt and will look to contribute immensely in the 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year.
“I think he is someone who can fit in well in the club,” said Supersport United coach Gavin Hunt. “He has a lot of experience. He wants to do it and I have known him for a very long time. He can also help out with the younger players that we’ve got.
“We can try form a very good combination. He’s a big signing for us and I’m happy that he’s here. He is tough, quick and a great defender. Good character as well which is needed in that position. He’s number one in Bafana which is a great signing for the club.”
Siyanda Xulu is excited to join Matsatsantsa,” “I am feeling very grateful. It’s another opportunity to play at home which is something that I needed now. When you get to this age, the one thing you need the most is stability.
SuperSport United gave me what I needed at the right time. I’m very excited for the new journey, the reason why I joined the club is because I saw a team that was headed to the right direction. I need the other guys to help me get organised just, so we can get to business.”