Andile Jali to sign for Chippa United. image: Sunday World

Andile Jali to sign for Chippa United. image: Sunday World

Andile Jali to sign with new PSL club in 10 days!

former Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali is set for a DStv Premiership come back imminently!

Andile Jali to sign for Chippa United. image: Sunday World

Andile Jali to sign for Chippa United. image: Sunday World

Andile Jali is ready to make his return, and will have a new team in just over a week. 

Last week, this publication reported that Jali had decided to keep on playing the game. 

Jali decided to keep playing

Jali was thought to have been part of the Moroka Swallows contingent that went on strike last year. This strike saw the Swallows players withdraw from their last two games of 2023, which proved costly to the club. The PSL ended up fining the Dube Birds a cool R1 million for failing to honour those fixtures. They did, however, receive the leniency of having R600 000 of it suspended. With the club already cash-strapped, that was a sanction they could ill afford. They then also decided to take action on the players who had decided against playing, effectively firing them. Furthermore, the league granted three points to both of their opponents, Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows.

Since then, Jali has been on the sidelines, without a club, with the prolonged wait drawing speculation on his playing future. His agent Mike Makaab had also hinted that the veteran midfielder was at a crossroads in his career. Now as it was all thought to be hanging in the balance, it was revealed last week that he would keep playing. 

Now according to Makaab, Jali is close to signing for a PSL club. 

To sign for new PSL club soon?

“I can only say that we are very close to finalising a new home for him. I will not disclose that [which club] now. But I can assure that it will happen within the next seven to 10 days. Talks are at an advanced stage between ourselves, AJ and the football club. He’s remaining in the DStv Premiership. I’m not even prepared to whisper which province.” Said Makaab to Gagasi FM as per iDiski Times. 

It remains to be seen which team it is, that Jali signs for. Furthermore, it would be interest to see what type of shape he would be in.