Former Bafana Bafana player Macbeth Sibaya has reportedly said that racism back home in South Africa is worse than anything he experienced playing in Russia.
Sibaya, who has now retired from playing, spent seven years in Russia at Rubin Kazan from 2003.
The 40-year-old, who was part of the South Africa squad at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups, admits there are problems in Russia but not on the scale of South Africa.
Sibaya also had some advice for any African fans following their team at the World Cup.
Presently a coach for South African side SuperSport United’s under-19 team, he said he did not feel intimidated when he first arrived in Kazan.