Bafana Bafana Squad Press Conference

Siyanda Xulu has lauded Kopano Melesi and Sundowns players for effective periodization at AFCON

As Bafana Bafana head to their seventh and final 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) game this evening, veteran defender Siyanda Xulu has lauded the team’s conditioning coach Kopano Melesi for the sterling role he’s played in keeping all the players fresh and ready for matches.

Siyanda Xulu, SA captain during the South Africa men's national soccer team training session and press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 17, 2023 in Durban, South Africa.

Siyanda Xulu still confident Bafana Bafana will make the AFCON Knockout stage

With Bafana Bafana aiming to redeem themselves after the disappointment of losing the opening game against Mali, centre-back Siyanda Xulu is still confident about the chances of progressing to the second round.

Siyanda Xulu of SuperSport United during the MTN8 quarter final match between SuperSport United and Stellenbosch FC at New Peter Mokaba Stadium on August 13, 2023 in Polokwane, South Africa.

SuperSport United offer was “interesting and lucrative” says Siyanda Xulu

Bafana Bafana defender Siyanda Xulu says he decided against staying in Europe when SuperSport United tabled an “interesting and lucrative” offer.

Siyanda Xulu of Bafana Bafana during the South Africa men's national soccer team press conference at Dobsonville Stadium on September 19, 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

UPDATE: SuperSport hijacks AmaZulu's Siyanda Xulu signing

In a surprise twist, SABC Sport has learnt SuperSport United are set to hijack AmaZulu FC's signing of Bafana Bafana defender Siyanda Xulu.

Hugo Broos (coach) of Bafana Bafana with Ronwen Williams (Captain) of Bafana Bafana and Siyanda Xulu (vice captaion) of Bafana Bafana during the South Africa men's national soccer team press

Bafana duo let down by lack of support for AFCON-bound team

Bafana Bafana duo of goalkeeper Ronwen Williams and defender Siyanda Xulu feel let down by the lack of support for the national team.