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Ex-Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali a free agent. Image: BackpagePix

Andile Jali explains why he REJECTED Kaizer Chiefs

Former Moroka Swallows midfielder Andile Jali revealed Chiefs did approach him and offered him a contract.

Jali Chiefs

Ex-Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali a free agent. Image: BackpagePix

Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali has revealed why he rejected a move to join Kaizer Chiefs.

The 33-year-old is again a free agent having been released by Moroka Swallows.

On Thursday, Jali spoke to Robert Marawa on 947 and gave more details on what made him not join Amakhosi.  

“Their way of doing contracts at the time, I said no. They did [approach me], they did,” he said.

“That’s why Kaizer [Motaung Jr] was mentioning it because he knows that he was there also. I never said no to them. It’s just that the contract didn’t go between the two parties. Some agreements were not good,” Jali added.

The former Bafana Bafana star added that he was unhappy with some stipulations from the contract he received from Kaizer Chiefs.

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“At Chiefs, there is a clause [about image rights]. They will own [what you say] on Instagram, Facebook and everything to tell you what to post. It’s not possible. So they can’t tell me my image rights. It was not possible. Yes,” Jali said on his move to Chiefs.

He also touched on whether there was any discussion of him wanting to wear the Chiefs number 15 jersey that was made famous by the club legend Doctor Khumalo.

“No [there was never such a conversation]. You can’t talk about a number when you don’t have a contract,” Jali added as per FARPost.

“You have not even arrived at training, but you want to talk about a jersey number? It’s not possible.”

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The 33-year-old spent five seasons with Sundowns before moving to Swallows last year. His time with the Dube Birds came to an end this past few weeks.