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PSL vs Europe: What’s Best For Jali?

PSL vs Europe: What’s Best For Andile Jali?

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 16, 2017 10:31 AM

As reported in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, another Premier Soccer League giant has joined the race for Andile Jali’s signature, but is returning to Mzansi the right move for the player?

The Bafana Bafana international left South Africa in January 2014, having won a double treble with Orlando Pirates, playing alongside the likes of retired footballers Benni McCarthy and Lucky Lekgwathi.

Click through the gallery to view images of Jali during Orlando Pirates double treble campaigns.

Jali experienced a riveting time in South Africa’s top flight before jetting off to Europe to join up with Belgium-outfit, KV Oostende.

The player was able to replicate his fine form abroad, however, after three years, slowly fell out of favour at the club, struggling for game-time.

Read more: Losper Close To Full Recovery

As reported in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Mamelodi Sundowns have joined Kaizer Chiefs in the pursuit to lure the 26-year-old back to Mzansi. However, a source has informed the Siya crew that should the player return to his home country, Pirates will be the first PSL-outfit that he would consider.

The Siya crew got in touch with a local footballing agent who spoke on condition of anonymity to hear his thoughts on whether or not coming back home is the right move for the player.

“First and foremost, the question will be, ‘What does Andile (Jali) want to do?’ There is no doubt, if he wants to return to SA, clubs will be queuing up for his signature, and he will be in a situation to negotiate a big money salary. Returning to the PSL will always be an option, but if he wants to further his career, he may opt to stay in Europe,” the agent said in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.

But, would European outfits be still keen on the player if he is not seeing much game-time at this point in his career?

“The fact that he has not been playing regularly means that it might be a challenge to place him in Europe. But he did prove himself in Belgium when he was playing, so he will have to regain that form. He may be forced to take a salary cut if he stays in Europe, though, with the intention of furthering his career,” he went on to say.


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shayadawana Joined: 18 Jul 2016
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shayadawana Mar 21, 2017 10:15 PM
These guys are rushing sex and forget about their carriers if I can tell u about Shoes Mosheu Bhele Nomvethe Surprise Moriri etc those players they manage to enjoy long period in football as they married later we fool our self if we think a player who's got ten children and twenty girlfriends can have an enough energy to compete in high levels
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Lonwabo Lob'z Wellem Joined: 20 May 2015
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Lonwabo Lob'z Wellem Mar 21, 2017 08:58 PM
come at Naturena Jali..u'll fit well there
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ashpaul Mar 18, 2017 11:19 AM
China...
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Makarina Mar 18, 2017 05:40 AM
Bucs supporters: "Come back home Mr Gattuso. We miss you and even Oupa has been a shadow of himself since you left." I say this boy must go for trials at France, Portugal or Holland if he is still serious about soccer otherwise he can come back here kwagogo and chilex.
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Makarina Mar 18, 2017 05:36 AM
Big money spenders Sundowns will need a replacement for Teko and Chiefs still needs Yeye's replacement so this is a great opportunity for Jali to earn big bucks for the big shoes he stands to fill at those clubs. Good luck to him.
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Makarina Mar 18, 2017 05:32 AM
Benched in Belgium? What hogwash is this country producing? We send players who enjoy lots of bench time in useless European leagues like Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, Cyprus etc. What is that? What does this say about our league? And our brand of football? I think players from this country need to admit that they are not cut out for Europe.
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@McCoora Mar 17, 2017 04:35 PM
Jali must hang in there just like other African players,our great Benni McCarthy experienced this at some point in his career but guess what he never quit,hang in there boy
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Gomza8486 Mar 17, 2017 03:58 PM
Psl if he is going to play for Pirates...
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Dr-barnes Mar 17, 2017 03:02 PM
Motsepe wil visit him n after that all the speculations wil b over
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Dr-barnes Mar 17, 2017 03:01 PM
Motsepe wil visit him n after that all the speculations wil b over
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siyas23 Mar 17, 2017 01:35 PM
Jali is going strait to Pirates cus he won't go for money
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smallist Mar 17, 2017 10:09 AM
If he fell out of favour with his current team, he must just come back to Mzansi to his former team. you cant stay in Europe and do nothing. he will not compete for game time in Orlando pirates but will at Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns as they have players that can be at his position of play.
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Tryvis Mar 17, 2017 12:39 AM
Those chips n dunu really weist tym jali long time ago done with father of the players khozas still welcome home poi as u ask khoza u want to return Mayfair
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luli17_10 Mar 16, 2017 11:00 PM
Jali needs a team that will make him shine & Sundowns are currently the team,but Sundowns have kekana & mabunda so he will still get lil game time.for me the opt he have is chiefs:here is the reason why chiefs are not struggling dat much & Katsande age is taking its place so Jali can be a gud addition to them,fans or Rats here is why he should not join u guys,u guys ar just a mess don't know whuz performing or doing well n manyisa will never be da same his too lazy now,so jali just needs ppl lyk Tau or Zwane @downs ,at khosi h wil play wit Maluleka n shabba see wat I mean
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Sikhosiphi Mar 16, 2017 10:20 PM
This is just simple with saar not playing very well then andile jali must return to orlando pirate where he will not compete for the position
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realjoe75 Mar 16, 2017 03:08 PM
His heart is @pirates,and coming back there even on loan move,could help rekindle the form he once had, and help him to cement his bafana place and who knows, he might even get a better overseas move in the near future.his persistant to stay in Belgium just because his at a slightly better league than psl,without game time and happiness,no guarantee he would get another overseas team,and could cost him bafana and a potential big overseas move.age is very much on his side to start all over again and try to achieve his ultimate goals,this time a bigger and much better man,knowing what is expected of him.
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Mr. chicken eater Mar 16, 2017 02:49 PM
This overrated cow must come back to 66 Fc.
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plain Mohau M Joined: 21 May 2016
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plain Mohau M Mar 16, 2017 02:18 PM
worst move would be to come back to mzansi
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phefeni boy Mar 16, 2017 02:09 PM
He is now a popular player,pie rats has lost its dignity receiving 6:1n 6:0 in two consecutive years and thy finding themselves fighting for relegation I don't see him returning at Rats.Khosi I remain
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fisto vs zebraditor Mar 16, 2017 02:07 PM
Come on wena useless editor if you don't have news go and join @mix n match at Hillbrew to run after oba maghoshas

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