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Club Legend On Why Jali Should Return To Pirates

Former Orlando Pirates winger Joseph Ngake talks about Andile Jali's potential return

By Soccer Laduma - May 08, 2018 11:39 AM

Orlando Pirates legend Joseph Ngake has told Soccer Laduma that should the opportunity arise for former Pirates midfielder Andile Jali to return to the South African Premiership, he should go back to Pirates. 

The Bucs legend noted that the 28-year-old who parted ways with Belgian outfit KV Oostende should return to the club that helped shaped his career. 

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“Many people don’t understand that often as footballers there is one club that always remains your home no matter where you go and how many clubs you play for,” said the Bucs former winger.

“The fact is that Jali played his best football at Pirates and that is where he should go if he indeed wants to make a return to South Africa. Look for me, he is still young and very talented and I’m sure if he gets offers in Europe he will stay abroad. 

“However, I also believe that he wants to come back, then Pirates should be the team that he comes back to. This reminds me of Benedict Vilakazi’s situation when he left Pirate to go play in Sweden. When it was revealed that he would come back a lot of people thought he would come back to Pirates where he became a household name.

“All I can say is that he was never the same Tso when he played for other teams,” noted Ngake. 

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“I know it’s a sentimental philosophy but as a player I believe that every player’s heart belongs to one club. But no matter what the outcome is Jali is an exceptional player who has enough quality to play anywhere. We still need his quality at the national team,” concluded the former Bucs man. 

The crew previously reported that Jali had parted ways with his side and that there are indications that he had begun initial talks with Pirates. However,  it is understood that Mamelodi Sundowns who are also firm favourites of the Bafana midfielder is said to be closely keeping tabs on the 28-year-old.


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mtho4downs(Pitso-Ke-Boza' Yama-Boza) May 12, 2018 10:55 AM
We've Bra Hlompho, Manyisa, Suger Daddy, Mohomi,, Jali must go to Pirates/Chiefs#kby
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jakobe May 12, 2018 10:38 AM
His agent on Friday said a hint, h I mean the agent told a sport presenter on radio dat Jali got a gud offer from one of big three and stumbling block is a CAF participation which will be decided on last games of the season whether dat particular team is going in Africa or not. That is a hint.
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slivo ledimo May 08, 2018 04:07 PM
we dont need to say much.lets just say # jali15 for Bucs.cos we truly need that boy
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mbixane May 08, 2018 01:56 PM
Jali must do the right thing, he knows exactly what he wants and where he is heading up to in the next season.
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Dr-barnes May 08, 2018 01:36 PM
Its up to him n it doesn't mean that what happen to vilakazi will happen to jali
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Tea Buc May 08, 2018 01:25 PM
@bucsman14 Tru That. Mlambo Doesnt Look Like A Pirates Material. He Does Have The Talent But Not The Determination To Carry The Team On His Shoulders Like Nyatama.
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bucsman14 May 08, 2018 01:02 PM
Jali is needed @ Sea Robbers as we want to compete in da CCl. we need his experience & resilience in da middle of da park against da African Giants which I think Mlambo wont be able to offer..Nyatama & Jali can create a very solid pairing for bucs
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Mavee52 May 08, 2018 12:55 PM
you can talk whatevr cm to your mind,but Jali he said before he go tht "he'll never play for other team beside pirates" so cm on dreaming but he'll pen a paper with O.Pirates
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mmaxongo May 08, 2018 12:43 PM
Jali and Khama are heading straight to Naturena,you are just dreaming Rats legend......
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No badges available May 08, 2018 12:38 PM
@Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. How he cannot fit at Pirates because he is our former player?
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thato357 May 08, 2018 12:36 PM
Jali wont come back.
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sikadea May 08, 2018 12:24 PM
he is definetely heading to phefeni together with khama
Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Joined: 12 Dec 2017
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. May 08, 2018 12:10 PM
He won't fit at pirates ngaka is dreaming qha!
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Fanaticalism May 08, 2018 11:54 AM
He does not fit the way Pierats currently play....Serbian coaches play quicker and more direct attack in numbers and Jali is a poser

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