Siyanda Xulu dedicated to ‘Project SuperSport’

Bafana Bafana vice-captain Siyanda Xulu says he’s happy be back home in the DStv Premiership with SuperSport United.

The 31-year-old defender signed for Matsatsatsa this season after a spell in Azerbaijan with Turan Tovuz.

He last played in the South African top flight for Maritzburg United in 2020 before joining Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv.

As he prepares to turn out for South Africa in two international friendlies, with Namibia and DR Congo, Xulu explained why he opted to make the move to SuperSprt.

He said in the Sowetan: “I am happy to be back home. The move [to SuperSport] came at the right time for me. If you had asked me a month ago what my plan was, as far as my career is concerned, I’d have just told you otherwise about coming back home.

“The project SuperSport have is something that made sense for me at this age and time, that’s why I decided to come back home.”

Bafana host Namibia at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday and DR Congo on Tuesday.

Xulu continued: “Friendly games are meant for you to try and enjoy yourself, while you prepare for competitive games because they are friendlies and there’s not that amount of pressure compared to the Afcon itself or World Cup qualifiers.

“So, these two games are for us as players to enjoy ourselves while we try to stick to our plan of playing effectively.”