Xulu set to join Hapoel Tel Aviv after 10 days of isolation


Siyanda Xulu has been cleared to join the Hapoel Tel Aviv squad after 10 days of self-isolation upon his arrival in Israel.

Amid coronavirus fears, the former Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs defender stayed away from the training grounds and will now join the Israeli Premier League (IPL) side as of next week for the start of the 2020/21 season.

Xulu reportedly turned down offers in the Absa Premiership to put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Tel Aviv after his contract with Maritzburg expired on June 30.

In a club statement released on Wednesday, Hapoel Tel Aviv said,” Xulu will join the squad early next week, after completing his isolation period.

The 28-year-old centre back has previously plied his trade at FC Rostov in Russia and early on in his career went on trials at Barcelona and Arsenal.

The ex-Mamelodi Sundowns defender has played over 150 games in South Africa’s top-flight football and has earned a handful caps for Bafana Bafana.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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