Andile Jali joins defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns
Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali has signed with Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns‚ ending the long-dragging speculation surrounding the former Orlando Pirates midfielder.
Jali was seen posing with Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane in a picture which was posted in Sundowns official Twitter account @Masandawana on Friday afternoon.
“At last this deal is done‚ it’s been a long process but I’m relieved and I can relax before the season starts!‚” Jali was quoted in Sundowns Twitter account.
Jali is joining Sundowns after leaving Belgian outfit KV Oostende‚ the team he spent just over four years at after leaving Pirates.
Mosimane has always been an admirer of Jali and has often told the media that they were in the running for his services‚ even though Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs were also after his services.
It would seem Sundowns being the league champions and their consistent participation in the African Champions League‚ the competition they won in 2016‚ attracted the diminutive midfielder from Matatiele.
At Sundowns‚ Jali will be expected to fight for a position with captain Hlompho Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda.