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Sun Apr 20 02:44:50 SAST 2014

Xulu off for Russian trials

TEAMtalk Media | 17 July, 2012 11:300 Comments
2012 Nedbank Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns media open day
Siyanda Xulu during a Mamelodi Sundowns training session at Chloorkop on April 12, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa
Image by: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back Siyanda Xulu has traveled to Russia to undergo trials with FC Rostov, the Brazilians confirmed this week.

The defender jetted off to Europe on Monday night as he aims once more to break through on the big stage following failed trials at Barcelona and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old has also reportedly caught the eye of Atletico Madrid, but he will look to follow in the footsteps of Matthew Booth, who also enjoyed a spell in Russia before returning to the Brazilians two seasons ago.

A big boost for Xulu is the fact Nigerian ace Isaac Okworonko is already on the books of the Russian Premier League club, giving the Bafana Bafana defender an African connection upon his arrival in the country.

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