Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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4 Aug 2017
2:34 pm

Xulu does not regret joining Chiefs

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siyanda Xulu believes he may have joined the Soweto giants at the wrong time.

Siyanda Xulu with Steve Komphela and Bobby Motaung. Pic: Lefty Shivambu/ Gallo Images.

Xulu spent a frustrating two years at Amakhosi where he failed to break into Steve Komphela’s starting team.

The 25-year-old defender only played a handful of matches for Amakhosi.

Xulu was unveiled as a new recruit at Maritzburg United on Thursday after reaching a release settlement with Amakhosi earlier in the week. He signed a three year deal with the Team of Choice.

“I do not regret anything,” the 25-year-old was quoted as saying by Isolezwe on Friday.

“It was something new to me not to play regularly. But I think my style of play was not what the coach wanted. I do not blame myself for choosing Chiefs. Maybe I was at the right team at the wrong time.”

He said it had been a difficult two years for him at Chiefs but the experience has grown him as a player.

“The two seasons were difficult as it was something new to me to be side lined. I do not want to dwell on that but I was really disappointed. But I cannot run away from the fact that I was not what the coach wanted which is why I chose to leave.”