Siyanda Xulu's AmaZulu fate in the balance

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McCarthy was publicly a huge admirer of the defender who is a free agent after Xulu's return from Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.

However, the 44-year-old has since parted company with Usuthu to be replaced by Brandon Truter on an interim basis.

The KwaZulu-Natal-born defender has featured for Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United before securing a move to Israel in a glittering career.

It now remains to be seen whether Truter will give the green light to Xulu joining the first team on a permanent basis.