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Andile Jali. Image: Twitter

No offence, but Kaizer Chiefs can do a lot better than Andile Jali

Kaizer Chiefs need an authoritative presence in the centre of midfield, but we’ve got a few reasons why Andile Jali isn’t that man.

Mamelodi Sundowns Andile Jali Kaizer Chiefs

Andile Jali. Image: Twitter

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali is often linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs, but the Glamour Boys should cast their search a little wider.

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Why Kaizer Chiefs shouldn’t be going for Andile Jali

Firstly, it hasn’t been a great week for Jali from a disciplinary point of view. The former Orlando Pirates and Oostende midfield general reportedly arrived for training with Sundowns intoxicated last week Wednesday. He was subsequently left out of their Nedbank Cup squad against Marumo Gallants. All human beings have problems and need support through them, but this should make Chiefs think twice.

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Also, Jali will be 33 in April. He’s been a top-class operator for many years, but is undoubtedly beyond his best. The Chiefs philosophy should be centered around young players, and Jali doesn’t fall into that category. They’re better off nurturing the talents of Samkelo Zwane in the number 6 role, or finding another young prospect in the PSL. What about 20-year-old Ibraheem Jabaar from Stellenbosch?

As an ex-Pirates man, it’s unclear what type of reception he’s receive at Naturena. What do you think, Chiefs fans?

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