Andile Jali

Andile Jali has reportedly found love in the arms of fellow soccer player Thembinkosi Lorch’s ex-girlfriend. Image via @andilejali_15/Instagram

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Looks like Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali is ready to give marriage another shot with Nokuphiwa Mathithibala…

Andile Jali

Andile Jali has reportedly found love in the arms of fellow soccer player Thembinkosi Lorch’s ex-girlfriend. Image via @andilejali_15/Instagram

Mamelodi Sundowns soccer player Andile Jali has reportedly found love again and it looks as if he is set to walk down the aisle.

The 32-year-old footballer is said to be smitten and has paid lobola for his girlfriend Nokuphiwa Mathithibala who is Orlando Pirates soccer star Thembinkosi Lorch’s ex-girlfriend.


According to reports by controversial and under-fire social media entertainment commentator Musa Khawula, Jali is ready to get married again.

The soccer star was previously married to fitness trainer and reality TV star Nonhle Ndala. However, their marriage experienced quite a few bumps along the way, resulting in a split.

While it isn’t clear if the pair are officially divorced or not, they do share three children – a baby girl and a set of twins.


Jali and his new bae do not shy away from expressing their love on social media for fans to see.

Mathithibala’s Instagram feed features beautiful content that cements the couple’s love for each other. On 10 April, she shared a cute clip of her and her man as she wished him a happy birthday. The video was accompanied by the 2021 lovers’ anthem Phakade Lami by Nomfundo Moh, Sha Sha and Ami Faku.

“Happy birthday????Bhutiza, my everything ♥️♥️♥️ I got your back, you know God and your ancestors got your back too!!! Blessed you are, continue shining through his greatness!!! I love you iviki neviki [week in week out]” she wrote.

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Jali’s partner is also the ex-girlfriend of Orlando Pirates striker Thembinkosi Lorch, who is rumoured to be the father of actress Natasha Thahane’s baby. Thahane recently gave birth.

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Lorch’s relationship with Mathithibala was thrust into the spotlight in September 2020 when Sunday World reported that the Orlando Pirates player was arrested for allegedly physically assaulting her.

News24 reported in January 2021 that the assault case against the Orlando Pirates player was provisionally withdrawn at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

Jali has also found himself on the wrong side of the law in the past.

As per a 2018 article by SowetanLIVE, he was arrested after he allegedly choked his ex-wife Ndala during a domestic violence squabble. The publication reported that he threatened to kill her during the fight which was allegedly witnessed by their estate’s security guard in Pretoria.

In the same year, SowetanLIVE reported that Ndala had also allegedly assaulted Jali during the altercation at their home and he opened a case of his own against her.