Kaizer Chiefs Andile Jali

Andile Jali during his happy days at Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: Facebook.

Why I didn’t sign for Chiefs – Andile Jali

Kaizer Chiefs supporters should gather here. Andile Jali has revealed why he chose Mamelodi Sundowns over Amakhosi.

Kaizer Chiefs Andile Jali

Andile Jali during his happy days at Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: Facebook.

Football can be a strange business. Kaizer Chiefs could have easily signed Andile Jali ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns but for a deal-breaking contract clause.

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The year was 2018 when Jali was returning to Mzansi from a spell in Belgium with Oostende.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Jali revealed why he chose Sundowns over Chiefs.

According to the 33-year-old from Matatiele, Amakhosi wanted to control his views on social media.

“Their way of doing contracts at the time, I said no. They did [approach me], they did,” Jali said on MSWOn947 with Robert Marawa.

“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 [well] between the two parties. Some agreements were not good.

“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 [that was the deal breaker],” Jali concluded.


Meanwhile, interim coach Johson was left unhappy last weekend. Chiefs delivered a dreary 0-0 draw with Royal AM at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

“I don’t know what I need to say,” Johnson said to SuperSport, as quoted by iDiskiTimes.

“Yes, we missed very big chances. I think we missed four one-on-ones; Ashley [Du Preez] had four times one-on-ones; he should have scored the goal. We didn’t get it. But did we play well today? No, I don’t think so. I am not happy with my performance as our team, I think our team is a lot better than what we showed today.

“Yes, their goalkeeper gets man of the match, ja, it tells you a lot, but as a tactician, as a guy who sits on the bench, and watching his team play, and watching what his team went through at training sessions, and how they can play, and how they can be more confident on the ball, ja, we didn’t see a lot of that.

“We didn’t see enough of that in order for us to, yes, we missed the chances, but we should have really, really won the game,” the Chiefs tactician concluded.

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