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Big Three Chasing Jali, Where Would He Fit In?

Soccer Laduma Takes A Look At Where At The Big Three Andile Jali Will Fit In

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 20, 2018 02:11 PM

Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are all believed to be chasing Jali’s signature, but where exactly would he fit in their teams?

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As reported in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, the big three clubs in Gauteng are all believed to be keen on bringing Jali to their teams, after the player himself stated that he will be returning to South Africa in the coming months.

Jali’s contract with KV Oostende in Belgium will come to an end on June 30, this year and it seems that his time in Europe may be coming to an end altogether.

Indications are that according to Siya sources, the 27-year-old is likely to put pen to paper with Sundowns, Pirates or Chiefs when he becomes a free agent in the July/August transfer window.

There is no doubt that, wherever Jali goes, the player will want to secure regular game-time and should he go to either of the big three clubs, he could be facing tough competition for a place in the starting line-up. 

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Mamelodi Sundowns:

Jali can play just as a defensive midfielder or box-to-box and could be added to the Brazilians’ setup to provide cover for the ageing Hlompho Kekana, who is approaching his 33rd birthday, as well as for Tiyani Mabunda and Oupa Manyisa who is approaching 30.

It is no secret that Head Coach Pitso Mosimane is fond of the Bafana Bafana international and could be looking to pull out all the stops to bring the player to the Chloorkop-based club.

Kaizer Chiefs:

The defensive midfielder, Willard Katsande turned 32-years-old this year and Amakhosi will be eager to find a replacement for the Zimbabwean, should he reach the final years of his career with the club.

Jali could be utilised in both Katsande’s role, or even alongside the 32-year-old, where Head Coach Steve Komphela has been using 18-year-old Wiseman Meyiwa.

Orlando Pirates:

Pirates have been spoilt for choice in the defensive-midfield department, with Musa Nyatama being their key man to provide the cover to their centre backs on the field. However, the Bucs have also been rotating between Abbubaker Mobara, Gladwin Shitolo, Marshall Munetsi, Thamsanqa Sangweni and Issa Sarr.

At this stage, should the Bucs want to bring the Bafana international back to his old club, indications are that Head Coach Milutin Sredojevic could face a headache when selecting a starting line-up. 

Where do you think Andile Jali should go? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Glamour boys akaKhosination Joined: 17 Sep 2016
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Mar 25, 2018 06:15 AM
Chiefs need Jali more, Sundowns got Manyisa, Mabunda, Kekane, Moholo. Pirates is overloaded there. Chiefs only got Katsande and Maluleka otherwise Meyiwa us too young. He must not be rushed but he must gradually introduced.
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llumadi Mar 22, 2018 01:28 PM
Home sweet home (Once a Pirates ...........)
BONGSTAR Joined: 22 Mar 2018
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BONGSTAR Mar 22, 2018 10:50 AM
We dnt care wether jali return 2 bucs or nt asinandaba asikho iskhala sakhe
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Michaeltshigama Mar 20, 2018 10:14 PM
Come to the City of champions
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Michaeltshigama Mar 20, 2018 10:13 PM
He'll come to Downs
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Kurato Mar 20, 2018 07:41 PM
Phinda kwiPirates ngoba uma engayi bazomloya.
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Mbuso Magcaba Mar 20, 2018 07:25 PM
This thing of Jali it starting to annoy now he must do what is good 4 him
kc-inferno Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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kc-inferno Mar 20, 2018 07:19 PM
Mxm.. yaz the most boring thing when chief's name is mention amongst possible teams for a certain target is the fact that we all know that bobsteak is against signing quality. Cowditor please stop with the lies now
scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 Mar 20, 2018 05:33 PM
broke zebbies can't afford his salary demand @wash&wear zebbies undercover spokes person can attest to that
Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Mar 20, 2018 05:32 PM
It'll be a hard pill to swallow when Jali join any other team hence life will goes on nomatter what hence Khoza must try his best to lure him back to the ship
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Always a way Mar 20, 2018 05:23 PM
I dont believe this story period,Dunu could be after him not mpanzees..Khoza shuld just sign him if he want him,players like Jali are rare to find locally imagine if he's to combine with Xola and Musa they can cause havoc
majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Mar 20, 2018 05:18 PM
He must join zebbies coz there's no much competition there,he'll walk straight into the starting lineup.furthermore we are tired of playing a weak zebra in the derby so I think jali would make them more competitive
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0737521818 Mar 20, 2018 04:46 PM
I dnt think we need him at Pirates we are fine the only thing i think we can do is to let go Mpontshane and replace him with Khuzwayo
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The-Lip Mar 20, 2018 04:45 PM
He is going to CT City.... none of the above mentioned teams.
Tque Joined: 03 Nov 2017
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Tque Mar 20, 2018 04:24 PM
@Shillos10 hahahahaha "Take what ever Pirates is giving him " hehehehe man Football is business Jali must get as much as he can now , I personally dont dont believe he is still the same player he must jst make as much as he can now , players coming back from Europe usually struggle in the PSL look at Pienaar, Dikgacui , Ngcongca,Xulu etc
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 20, 2018 04:20 PM
AJ15 if he cum back i m sure he wll rejoin rats no metter what bcz most of brave futballers they respect the Iron juke for what he hv done for them bt if ur turn ur back against him yoooooooooh you wll be in hell for the rest of ur lyf,if u dont blv me ask Benedict Vilakazi,even now jali s place in rats wll be there
SowetoBOY Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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SowetoBOY Mar 20, 2018 04:19 PM
Jali must come back home he owes us 2nd STAR,he knows had he played that 2nd leg game we could have and jersey is just a number just like age.
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Sbo$Bucs Mar 20, 2018 04:17 PM
@Shillos10 True that
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Shillos10 Mar 20, 2018 04:05 PM
This editor though...Hes against Jali returning to Pirates.You mentioned Mobara,Sangweni for Pirates...What about Mohomi for Sundowns or Meyiwa,Buchanan of Chiefs?For all we know,Pirates have no player who made that position his unlike Chiefs with Katsande n Downs with Kekana.Jali is quality n Micho is clever.He will find a plan to use Jali,Mlambo n Nyatama in the same game.So Jali should not look more into money and take whatever Pirates is offering him.Together with Erasmus...We love them and i know that deep down in their heart,they still love us too.

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