Andile Jali. Image: Twitter
Junior Khanye doesn’t mince his words, and he’s at it again with a bold claim about Sundowns star Andile Jali. Is he going to Kaizer Chiefs?
Andile Jali. Image: Twitter
Junior Khanye is never shy to air a few bold opinions, and he’s at it again with an analysis of Mamelodi Sundowns star Andile Jali, who’s reportedly a target of Kaizer Chiefs.
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Sundowns have already secured qualification for the knockout stages with two games to spare, but Khanye was critical of their performance in a 1-1 draw away to Al-Hilal. He’s of the belief that Jali’s experience would have helped the Brazilians claim all three points in that tie. It’s no secret that the 32-year-old midfielder has stopped training with the club after numerous indiscretions. Sipho Mbule and Jali were both reported to have arrived for training under the influence of alcohol. Mbule is back in the fold, but AJ is still in the wilderness. Is he in talks with Kaizer Chiefs?
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“Sundowns needed Jali and now Rulani must think ahead. Not that I support what Jali did and Sundowns are good but in this tournament one mistake you will get punished,” Khanye said on iDiski TV.
“You need Andile Jali because this is another level, you need experience. There was a lapse in concentration against Al Hilal so Sundowns needs experience.
“In games like that one Jali would have come in and bullied the midfield. Yes [Teboho] Mokoena is talented, a young South African diamond, he is 24, he has room for improvement and he is still going to play more matches. Al Hilal is still going to Cairo and they are struggling at home and I think Al Ahly will win that match.
“If you want to win this tournament you need Jali. Sundowns is still going to face Al Ahly in the knockouts [should they qualify] and they need Jali.
“Yes, Sundowns scored five [vs Al Ahly] but the knockouts are going to be a different ball game. They might even meet in the final and we don’t even know where that final will be hosted but it will be a different ball game.
“So put in Andile Jali now, even in the DStv Premiership so that he gets his fitness back. Then you can have both him and Mokoena play together in this tournament.
“Jali can play box-to-box, while the boy plays number 6 to simplify things.”
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