Bafana Bafana coach has explained why Siyanda Xulu was added to his national team squad ahead of the friendlies against Sierra Leone and Botswana.
According to iDiski times, Xulu, 30, was initially not part of Broos’ 23-man squad but was brought in because Thibang Phete got injured.
Initially Broos had opted against calling up Xulu due to his lack of game-time in recent months but he now explained that he adds a lot of leadership qualities to his squad.
“There was an injured player and we had to replace him. There were two options, I take another player or I take Siya,”
“I know I said last week that it was a little bit too soon for Siya because he was five months out of matches, but he’s played the last two games, he played 90 minutes.
“I prefer to have someone like him again, because he is a leader in the group, so I think it was better to take him again and maybe he’s not really ready 100% but I know he’s a professional guy so I believe he will give 100%.
“he was always there until the game against France and that’s the reason why I take him back.
“I know him, I know his mentality and again he’s played two games already. That’s why I decided to take him.”