Sundowns Andile Jali

Magesi FC looking to sign Andile Jali. Image: BackpagePix

Did former Sundowns and Pirates star Andile Jali find a new home?

Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali is set to join Magesi FC in the ‘next few days’.

Sundowns Andile Jali

Magesi FC looking to sign Andile Jali. Image: BackpagePix

Former Mamelodi Sundowns star Andile Jali could join newly promoted PSL side Magesi FC.

The 34-year-old has been a free agent since partying ways with Moroka Swallows in December last year. On Monday, reports claimed that Magesi were in negotiations to sign the former Bafana Bafana midfielder. It is reported that Jali rejected the first proposal and his agent Mike Makaab was trying to get the deal done.

Two weeks ago, Makaab made it clear that former Sundowns star Andile Jali was not retiring.

“I mean, Jali had a wonderful career, and we have to look at a decision that is favourable for him. We are very confident that he still has a lot to offer. And his next move has to be with a club that ticks all professional boxes,” he was quoted on FARPost.

Andile Jali spent five seasons with Sundowns before moving to Swallows on a free transfer ahead of the 2023/24 campaign. He was appointed as captain and played 13 games before getting dismissed.

The former Pirates midfielder was part of the dozens of Swallows players who were shown the door. In December, Swallows players took part in a protest alleging the club had failed to pay their salaries.

Former Sundowns Andile Jali to find a home soon at Magesi FC

The Premier Soccer League hit Swallows with a fine of R1 million after the players forfeited fixtures against Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows. The ex-Sundowns man has since been without a club even though it was speculated that Andile Jali might retire.

“Andile was one of the players that were dismissed by Swallows,” Makaab told The Sowetan then.

“He got a letter of dismissal and we are at the moment speaking to the club. We are contesting that dismissal,” Makaab added.

AJ is likely to continue to play football

“Just to let you know, AJ was injured, so he wasn’t available to train and wasn’t available to play. That’s the truth,” Makaab.

Andile Jali has found the going tough since leaving Sundowns abruptly last year. He looked settled at Swallows but off-field politics has seen him back on the market again.