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Krol: Jali should have won

2011-05-31 14:57

Absa Premiership coach of the season Ruud Krol expressed his disappointment after midfielder Andile Jali missed out on one of the two major awards to Ajax Cape Town star Thulani Serero.

It was a clean sweep for Serero who walked away with four major awards - the player of the season, player’s player of the season, young player of the season and the overall footballer of the year.

“Obviously, I am very disappointed. Sure, Serero is a talented player and did very well for himself this season. But, overall Jali was the better player and he was exceptional for us throughout the season,” Krol told OrlandoPiratesfc.com.

“According to my understanding, the Footballer of the Year is a player who has performed exceptionally well overall in a season and not just the league, and I think Jali did just that and he deserves it,” states the treble winning coach.

“Without taking anything away from Serero, who was influential for the Urban Warriors, I still think Jali stands out as the best performer of the season, having won the league, Nedbank Cup and MTN8 titles with the club this season.”

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Comments
  • nangamso1 - 2011-05-31 15:43

    go to hell krol, or do want to be on the PSL's selection panel? coz u dont deserve that either Pirates wont those trophies themselves.

      YES - 2011-05-31 17:38

      Hai! My bra, wena it seems you are blinded by hatred than actual rules of the game. If you read the rules, you will realise that exeptional that Seroro was, he did not play as much as Jali in the Cup games andf which gives Jali the edge. It is on those basis that the coach's argues. Sometimes you must not allow the heart to take over thinking because you will end up stupid and which you are not.

      Van Niekerk - 2011-06-01 07:52

      @nangamso1 -You must be the first one in hell, what is it that you don't understand by overall performance in all competitions? How did Ajax perfom in other competition besides the league? with Serero included in that team?

      Simphiwe - 2011-06-02 16:26

      you must be a chiefs supporter. stop being jealous and work harder next season.

      Shaun - 2011-06-03 14:30

      Surely you don't understand what going on, Serero didn't win anything and didn't get more medals that Jali. He failed to help his team to win something at the end you have to win something to be the best!!! So if team of the season Ajax you would be happy even without winning something?

  • CraigMD - 2011-05-31 16:04

    Serero deserved his awards - well done. The player's player of the year shows what the other PSL players think. Krol is just one guy with an opinion.

  • Mzansisoka - 2011-05-31 16:21

    He he he! What a joke... Andile Jali deserves no awards for his overrated mediocre displays! Gee - How about Reneilwe Letsholonyane for Chiefs? or George Maluleka for Ajax? Those guys played their hearts out!

      1stcase - 2011-06-01 08:49

      As a chiefs surporter, Reneilwe doesnt deserve to be mentioned.Allot was expected from him but was to inconsistent . Infact there were times when he didint even deserve to be in the BAFANA setup.

  • Joseph - 2011-05-31 16:33

    I sympethise with Jali, he lost on the table and not on the ground,

  • kahuru1 - 2011-05-31 19:43

    I will take the MTN TOP 8, THE ABSA LEAGUE, AND THE NEDBANK CUP ANYTIME to individual accolades. Jali can take comfort to the fact that he was instrumental in this remarkable feat Pirates accomplished.

  • MM - 2011-06-01 12:35

    I am not a pirate but think Jali deserve an award as well.

  • Setshutshu - 2011-06-02 12:20

    Deep down we all know Jali deserved some recognition and an award. Serero performed well, but failed when his club needed him most. Anyway, Big Up to him for getting all the awards, lets hope he maintains the form overseas, and doesnt burn out. Jali has been tried and tested over the years, whereas Serero is basically a rookie. All the best to both of them. Bucs for life.

  • Shaun - 2011-06-03 14:27

    Jali played all the cup finals and won two plus league and he actually played more games tha Serero. Players player of the season yes Serero but Footballer of the year you have to win some something & be involved in all your team success! Jali deserve to be a Footballer of the year!!!

  • Shaun - 2011-06-03 14:27

    Jali played all the cup finals and won two plus league and he actually played more games tha Serero. Players player of the season yes Serero but Footballer of the year you have to win some something & be involved in all your team success! Jali deserve to be a Footballer of the year!!!

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