SuperSport United have signed Siyanda Xulu. Image: SuperSport United

SuperSport beat Orlando Pirates to sign Bafana Bafana defender

SuperSport United have signed Siyanda Xulu on a two-year deal and is expected to partner with Thulani Hlatshwayo at centre back


SuperSport United have signed Siyanda Xulu. Image: SuperSport United

SuperSport United have announce the signature of Bafana Bafana international defender Siyanda Xulu on a two-year deal with an option to renew.

Xulu was linked with a move to Orlando Pirates in 2020 but he was snapped up by Hapoel on a free transfer. A few weeks ago, reports liked the former Maritzburg United to the Buccaneers.

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Xulu’s last spell was with Turan-T IK of Azerbaijan where he played 25 matches in last season’s campaign.

Xulu signs with SuperSport

The 31-year old has been a favourite under Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos, playing over 25 caps for the national team.

SuperSport United Head coach Gavin Hunt said Xulu would bring a lot of experience to the team.

“I think he is someone who can fit in well in the club. 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 with the younger players that we’ve got.

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“With Tyson and the other guys, we can try form a very good combination. He’s a big signing for us and I’m happy that he’s here. Football wise he’s a good player. 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 was excited to join SuperSport.

“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, It’s not only about me, but also all about the team.

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“The reason why I joined this marvellous club is because I saw a team that was headed to the right direction. I am still new here; I need the other guys to help me get organized just so we can get to business.”