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THE BREAKDOWN: Where Should Jali Go?

Which Big 3 Club Should Jali Join?

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By Kyle Smith - Jul 09, 2017 10:52 AM @KyleLaduma

Andile Jali will reportedly be allowed to leave his club for just R6.4 million and could be making a return to Mzansi, but, if he does, where would his ideal destination be?

R6.4m Could Secure Jali Move

In Soccer Laduma issue number 1030, the Siya crew reported that Jali’s current employers, KV Oostende, are reportedly open to selling the player that they bought for a reported R15 million in 2014 at a cut-price after he fell down the club’s pecking order last season.

As a former Orlando Pirates player, the player reportedly sees the Buccaneers as his first option, should he make the trip back home. However, Pitso Mosimane is also known to be a keen admirer of his and it is a possibility that the Bafana Bafana international could be open to a move to the reigning African champions. So, how does Jali compare to his counterparts in the middle of the park at either club?

There’s two ways of looking at a potential scenario that would see Jali join either club. How Jali would compare or work with Oupa Manyisa or Hlompho Kekana, or which team is most in need of a defensive midfielder. Jali had solid stats in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League last season, where he both averaged and won more tackles than the other two players, also winning more balls per 90 minutes. On the ball, Kekana averaged more touches and passes per 90, while Manyisa had the best passing accuracy.

If you’re looking to suggest a team who need to improve their entire defensive unit, it’s Pirates. Sundowns’ defensive unit was one of the best in the PSL, conceding just 20 goals and 10.7 shots per match (second lowest in the PSL behind Wits). Manyisa needs a defensive partner alongside him – winning just 8.0 balls per 90 and attempting 1.75 tackles per 90.

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Considering this, it is painstakingly apparent that Jali is needed more at Pirates and, to add something more, he could re-establish the winning combination that he did with Oupa Manyisa during his first spell at Pirates. However, he has also formed a combination with Hlompho Kekana in the Bafana setup and he would have a better chance of finding success with the Brazilians, who won three trophies in 2016, while Pirates haven’t lifted any major silverware in three years.


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slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Jul 12, 2017 07:15 AM
i so wish Mr khoza could sign jali.mahachi.then Nsabiyumva with Mothobi mvala.nd forget about hlatswayo nd Coetzee.cos sometimes you cant buy success.you have to fight.work nd sweat for it.Big up Mr Chairman
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D'twice88(mighty buccaneer) Jul 11, 2017 11:30 PM
He must come home
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MT Gailele Jul 11, 2017 08:18 PM
Jali must come back to Pirates not Chiefs or Sundowns
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Lujar082 Jul 10, 2017 03:06 PM
We need Jali more than chiefs and Downs need him. If we manage to land him Pirates will challenge for the league title
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mbixane Jul 10, 2017 02:37 PM
Orlando Pirates that's where his future is, he will make the team goes like an oiled machine with Sangweni
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STOANICIOUS Jul 10, 2017 12:03 PM
Let Jali go to Pirates, Sundowns have Mabunda, Kekana and Mohomi and they all good, in fact very good!
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ayandamanando Jul 10, 2017 10:27 AM
Chiefs won't afford him
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KAGAWA Jul 10, 2017 10:21 AM
jali should go to kaizer chiefs
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 10, 2017 10:14 AM
He must follow his heart
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Carder305 Jul 10, 2017 08:56 AM
He is definitely not coming to PSL this season,
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Chicken inn Jul 10, 2017 08:39 AM
@Bucs-4-Madrid if Jali was loyal to Pirates,he would have came early last season.Now there's no team interested in him overseas he's trying to lure one of the three big teams to sign him.If he consider joining sundowns or chiefs then he's not loyal to the bucs fraternity.
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Slomo Jul 10, 2017 07:51 AM
He would be good for Pirates. But we already have Sangweni and Sarr in that position, unless we get rid of Sarr..... KUSHO MINA MLOMO ONGATHETHI MANGA
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strowman Jul 10, 2017 07:42 AM
go to botswana or swaziland
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S@ Velley thabane Jul 10, 2017 07:33 AM
@ #pirates
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Khasa2 Jul 10, 2017 06:57 AM
For sure the boy never worked hard there,the mkhaba tells it all. I am very disapointed and I just wonder who is next as it seems like these boys go there with return tickets.Lets watch our promising Zungu
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kgokane masolo Jul 10, 2017 06:22 AM
Came back 2buccaner i really need u mfana
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kgokane masolo Jul 10, 2017 06:21 AM
Came back 2buccaner i really need u mfana
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Cakezen Jul 09, 2017 11:15 PM
Jali mst cum back to Pirates like Teko Modise
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Gazankulu26 Jul 09, 2017 10:15 PM
Ayi ka dunuza
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nhlaks tsh Jul 09, 2017 09:58 PM
Rather sign Malatjila than Wome. I understand Pirates want to sign Wome permanently. That guy is lazy & useless. The coach likes him whether he plays bad or good he gets the jersey. Khoza must sign Malatjila instead of Wome.

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