Orlando Pirates defender, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, told the Siya crew that he was hoping to play in the same team with his homeboy, Andile Jali, when he made the move to the Parktown in January.
Jali made a name for himself in South African football while playing for Bucs, and the Matatiele-born player moved to KV Oostende in Belgium during the January transfer window, as Nyauza was joining Pirates.
“I would have loved to work with him. It was my wish to work with Andile. He is such a great player and there is no doubt about it. He is the greatest defensive midfielder in the country.
"I would have appreciated the opportunity to learn from him, especially because he is my homeboy. That would have been a great honour. Unfortunately, we know that God does things in his own time. God has granted him an opportunity to go and play overseas.
"There is nothing I can do except wish him well on his overseas journey. It isn’t every day that a player leaves South Africa for overseas.
"I wish my homeboy everything of the best overseas. He will do well because he is a great player, like I said. For a South African player to leave for overseas, there must be something special they saw in him. He must continue to work hard like he was doing here at home and he will go far overseas,” said Nyauza.