Following Bafana’s 2-0 loss to Mali, Siyanda Xulu has faced criticism from fans and pundits in Mzansi. Many have questioned his selection for the team, especially considering his lack of regular playing time for SuperSport United. Xulu has only made five starts in the team’s 16 league matches this season. This has led to doubts about whether he deserves a place in the national team.
One of those who have expressed doubt about Xulu’s selection is former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana defender, Lovers Mohlala. Mohlala believes that there are other players in South Africa who are more deserving of a spot in the team. He questions the decision to choose Xulu over defenders who are playing regularly and performing well. Mohlala sees this as an insult to those players who have been left out.
Despite this criticism, Mohlala remains hopeful about Bafana’s chances of progressing in the tournament. He believes that the team has talented players who can perform well. Mohlala acknowledges that this current team cannot be compared to the successful teams of the past, but he still believes in their abilities. He is confident that the team can win their upcoming fixtures against Namibia and Tunisia.
Mohlala emphasizes that it is important for the players to focus on performing for South Africa, rather than for their coach, Hugo Broos. He believes that the players have the potential to win the game and bring success to the country. Although he admits to lacking confidence, Mohlala still has faith in the abilities of the players and their ability to secure victories.
In conclusion, the criticism of Siyanda Xulu’s selection has raised doubts among fans and pundits. Lovers Mohlala questions the decision to choose Xulu over other players who are performing well. Despite this, he remains hopeful about Bafana’s chances of success in the tournament and believes in the abilities of the players to secure victories for South Africa.