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Downs Fan: 'Jali Must Focus On Sundowns, Bucs Fans Are Just Angry'
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Andile Jali stole the limelight after it was officially announced that he is a Mamelodi Sundowns player last Friday afternoon.

Supporters Club's Lerato Mkhondo caught up with Masandawana fan Shawn Tseladimitloa, who has expressed his excitement over Downs' capture of the Bafana Bafana midfielder's signature, and has a message for both Jali and some Orlando Pirates fans.

Lerato: Fam, let's get straight into it. Congratulations on signing Jali. On behalf of the Masandawana faithful, how do you feel?

Shawn: I'm very happy, we are happy. Firstly, it's all about bragging rights! Pirates fans thought Jali was going to come back for them and he didn't, now they are angry. So, yeah, bragging rights. Moving on, it's a great signing. It aligns with coach Pitso Mosimane's plans for the new season. If he did not need him, then he surely would not have signed him, it's that simple. Jali will add to our success. Yes, bra Hlompho (Kekana) is there and has done well, but we also need a back-up and AJ is the perfect fit.

Lerato: Many are so abuzz with Jali joining Downs that they are speaking of a resurrection the Jali/Oupa Manyisa combination, which set the PSL alight when the two were still at Bucs years ago. Do you see it happening?

Shawn: Absolutely! People need to stop undermining Pitso, the man knows what he is doing. I'm looking forward to that combination. It is going to be awakened and they will do wonders. It will happen!

Lerato: Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda have been consistent and done incredibly well in recent seasons. Do you see Pitso sacrificing that combination to test-drive and awaken the Jali and Manyisa combo?

Shawn: Eish! What a question. It's a difficult one and I don't even know how to answer it. Honestly, I wouldn't wish to be Pitso right now. However, decisions and sacrifices are part of the game. It will be tough, but it must be done. We will never know if Jali and Manyisa's combination still has the potential to be revived until it's tried and tested.

Lerato: Fair enough. Let’s leave it. Do you have a message for Jali?

Shawn: Andile must just focus on his game and forget about the negativity from angry Pirates fans. Like I said earlier, Bucs fans are just angry. He has nothing to prove to anyone! He must live and breathe Sundowns! He must move on from anything that has to do with Pirates. Also, he must work hard, that is one of the main and most important requirements to being Downs' best player. Put in the hard work and he will be great. I have no doubt he will blend in very well at Downs.

Why do you think Jali's move has received so much mixed reactions from Bucs supporters?

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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina Jun 18, 2018 03:47 AM
Dr. Khoza is to blame for his negligence regarding his former players. He should have made an effort to sign Jali.
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Zothani_Linda Joined: 05 Nov 2013
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Zothani_Linda Jun 17, 2018 03:21 AM
Sign Downs
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Mriri-wale bucs Joined: 16 Jun 2018
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Mriri-wale bucs Jun 16, 2018 03:29 PM
Let the music play,jali or not pirates is still plyng a gud football.
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mabenamusa4 Joined: 10 Jan 2015
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mabenamusa4 Jun 16, 2018 09:44 AM
@BucsEternally it seems as if you forgot what happened in the first leg st orlando stadium. Please ask some true football fans will remind you
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mabenamusa4 Joined: 10 Jan 2015
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mabenamusa4 Jun 16, 2018 09:44 AM
@BucsEternally it seems as if you forgot what happened in the first leg st orlando stadium. Please ask some true football fans will remind you
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tirelo.mokgalaka@gmail.com Joined: 14 Jun 2018
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tirelo.mokgalaka@gmail.com Jun 14, 2018 12:13 PM
Nyc move Andile, U mst loook where U will leave better life cause d age is also going to be disadvantage soon . Is better u start collecting n saving ur ritirement money by hurting Motsepe pocket bra....
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Jun 14, 2018 10:11 AM
As a realistically man with no fear and favors,we as pirates fans are not angry for Jali.True,abd is damp truth.Jali saved us whole heartedly.When he chosed to leave for Belgium,was his first step of maturity.Now that he came back,he was a free player from both us or Belgium team.As For Sundowns fans to say we are angry for the boy,no,not at all.We were pirate before Jali,and were pirate with him,as we shall be still the same Bucs he has ever known without him.Yes we are the Bucs family,not becouse of Jali,no.#UP THE BUCS.
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mbongenid@gmail.com Joined: 17 Feb 2017
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mbongenid@gmail.com Jun 13, 2018 02:30 PM
Although he (Andile Jali) went to sign for Back Door Star FC, we don't care. He is a reject from Belgian team. We don't care about him.
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Carder305 Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Carder305 Jun 13, 2018 08:09 AM
We did not loose out by not signing him, He is a good player but we have enuf, i keep saying a move to Chiefs was gonna be Perfect than at downs"No offense".
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BucsEternally Joined: 18 Feb 2014
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BucsEternally Jun 12, 2018 07:31 PM
welcome on board khuzwayo.pule.motshwari.mahach i and co lets give this backdoor champions 3 again
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BucsEternally Joined: 18 Feb 2014
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BucsEternally Jun 12, 2018 07:26 PM
anyway who is this JALI thing?????
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the-champion Jun 12, 2018 05:53 PM
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Voltaire Joined: 23 May 2017
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Voltaire Jun 12, 2018 04:12 PM
Nxa this guy is talking trite.
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MlungisiK Joined: 18 Feb 2017
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MlungisiK Jun 12, 2018 04:11 PM
Bucs bucs bucs my brother m bucs fan I'm not angry for jali we had the likes of (sbu Zuma,tso vilakazi, oj mabizela,etc) where are they today, they neva return to pirates but how much success hav we archive after them, Issac chansa return to us and won things so chief go out and do some research you are far from the truth jali is a man with two legs like the rest what medal is he coming home with?
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smallist Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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smallist Jun 12, 2018 03:50 PM
@Shawn Tseladimitloa We dont need returnees from overseas, especially those that we have created. we are grooming young talented players. Stop mumbling about angry Pirates fans.
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Noluju Joined: 31 Aug 2016
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Noluju Jun 12, 2018 03:36 PM
Mr Khoza don't have space for overseas teams reject. Ask other rejects they all went to Sundowns.So who is Andile Jali to be special?
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Mgeshyman Joined: 11 Jun 2018
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Mgeshyman Jun 12, 2018 03:31 PM
Sundowns ngeke ithole lutho kule Season. 2007 yalanda lonke uhlobo lomdlali but yahlulwa khona bekhona.
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LeCowhlohlo Joined: 07 Oct 2016
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LeCowhlohlo Jun 12, 2018 03:08 PM
Who told you that we are angry about his move to dunu? You will find out that you don't even know how to kick the ball, all you know is to watch from the stand wearing your cheap spectacle.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 12, 2018 12:50 PM
He will surely be booed by section of builders hooligans, he will have to ignore them.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 12, 2018 12:47 PM
Manyisa will help him settle in nicely.

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