Andile Jali’s Potential Still Valuable, Ex-Orlando Pirates Star Believes


Benedict Tso Vilakazi, a former Orlando Pirates star, believes that South African fans should give Andile Jali another chance, despite his controversial past. Jali, known for his time at AmaTuks, Orlando Pirates, KV Oostende, and Mamelodi Sundowns, is currently a free agent seeking a new challenge for the upcoming season.

Vilakazi encourages fans to overlook Jali’s off-field issues and focus on his potential on the football field. He points out that players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still playing at the highest level despite being older than Jali. Vilakazi emphasizes the importance of experienced players in a squad and believes that Jali still has a lot to offer.

In a recent update, Jali’s agent, Mike Makaab, revealed that they are close to finalizing a deal with a DStv Premiership club for the midfielder. The negotiation process is in its final stages, and Makaab expects the transfer to be completed within the next seven to ten days.

Meanwhile, Nkosiyabuya Sithole, a passionate sports journalist from Durban, South Africa, is making a name for himself in the industry. Starting his career during the pandemic, Sithole has contributed to various news outlets and enjoys covering live sporting events to engage with sports personalities.

As South African football fans await Jali’s next move, the debate continues on whether the midfielder should be given another chance to showcase his talent on the field. Despite his past controversies, there is a belief that Jali’s experience and skill could be valuable to a new club in the Premier Soccer League. Only time will tell where Jali’s next chapter in football will take him, but the support of fans and professionals like Vilakazi could be instrumental in shaping his future.