Register Login Scores

Players Abroad

Israel Horror Show To See Xulu Return?

A return to the Premier Soccer League could be on the cards for Siyanda Xulu, following his horrific experience in Israel.

Xulu was set to return for pre-season with his Hapoel Tel Aviv side following a brief break in South Africa after a successful first season with the club.

But what was supposed to be an easy transition back to the country he had been playing his trade in for the last year, turned into a nightmare for the former Kaizer Chiefs defender.

According to information provided to the Siya crew, Xulu was detained at the Ben Gurion International airport and questioned before being denied entrance into the country ‘due to COVID-19 restrictions’.

However, the Siya crew has learnt that all the COVID-19 protocols were followed, especially with the player being vaccinated in Israel – but the crew understands that the issue was with a document provided by the club, that could not be validated by the Israeli immigration.

The defender took to Instagram to share his side of the ordeal, revealing that he is set to return to Mzansi following the ill-treatment he received.

“A day to forget. Never thought I’ll be treated this way when I’m only human, thanks for the love and encouraging words from the fans, unfortunately I’m going back home,” Xulu revealed in his post.

A faction of the Hapoel fans showed their support for the 29-year-old as they quickly took to social media pleading with the authorities to allow Xulu into the country with the hashtag #FreeSiyanda.

The club has remained silent on the matter on all of their official social media pages as well as the club’s website. The Siya crew understands that Xulu’s camp will be in contact with Tel Aviv over the next 24 hours.

Xulu is understood to be on his way to Mzansi, and it now remains to be seen whether he will terminate his contract with the club in favour of a return to the PSL, where he will undoubtedly not be short of any suitors.

Click through the gallery to view some of the PSL's hottest free agents: 

Kubheka On Chiefs' CAF Final: Keep The Same Team

Pitso's Al Ahly Drop Points In EPL Title Race

U-Turn On Masilela?


Top 5

Done Deals! Chiefs Announce More Signings

266 Jun 20, 2022 09:41 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 9 More Signings Confirmed This Week

1 Jun 24, 2022 10:28 AM in World News

Four In, Six Out In Massive Pirates Shake Up

103 Jun 20, 2022 06:21 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 11 Highest-Paid Players At Bayern After Mane Signing

5 Jun 22, 2022 06:30 PM in Bundesliga News

Official: Pirates Confirm New Head Coach

275 Jun 25, 2022 10:30 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 11 Highest-Paid Players At Bayern After Mane Signing

5 Jun 22, 2022 06:30 PM in Bundesliga News

10 Released & 6 Signed, Pirates’ Busy Transfer Activity

15 Jun 24, 2022 04:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Pogba's Next Club Confirmed

2 Jun 24, 2022 09:24 AM in Serie A

Downs Make Big Zwane Decision!

98 Jun 22, 2022 04:54 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Contracts At Naturena: What Each New Chiefs Player Signed

44 Jun 21, 2022 08:12 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Pirates To Make Decision On 7 Loan Returnees

5 Jun 20, 2022 04:19 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Chiefs Target Back In Europe

4 Jun 20, 2022 03:51 PM in Kaizer Chiefs