Bafana snub 'good for Jali'

2012-09-04 09:58

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios says the fact Andile Jali was omitted from the Bafana Bafana squad to play Brazil and Mozambique is a blessing in disguise for the midfielder.

The Peruvian tactician was forced to take off Jali in the second-half of Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Moroka Swallows at the Orlando Stadium following yet another disappointing performance from the playmaker.

Palacios admits Jali's showings so far this term have been well below par, and feels the Buccaneer would do well to use the international break to reflect on his performances on the pitch.

"Jali didn't have a good game against Swallows and it is clear, I don't play with names so I had to put in Onyekachi Okonkwo. If you don't perform, I must give other players a chance," Palacios told Football411.

"He must check why he is not performing and I spoke to him about this, so he must ask himself why he was not included in the Bafana team so this is good for him because it gives him a chance to look at his own performance.

"The only way a player must be in the national team is through performance, not by name. So for every player, that's the way it is and for Jali, it is the same thing at Pirates.

"If you are not performing, then other players must get a chance," Palacios added.


  • howard.komati - 2012-09-04 10:46

    Thts wht we wnt frm Neeskeens his got players he likes, where is Maponyane?,Zwane?Onyango? Sandilands has been scored 8 goals in 3 Matches

  • Anele - 2012-09-04 10:59

    Palicious collins mbesuma must be on the bench he is already finish ,jali was defensive that day and manyisa i give creadit to you because pirates had chances but they didn't convert those chances if football you lose the game if don't score goals .the fact that jali didn't get a call up into national team its not your problem

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-09-04 11:03

    I smell fire and smoke here, He said (the coach of Pierates ) and i quote, He said he does not put the blame on players but he is now pointing Jali why? M a chiefs fan but i can c no plan B here

  • buwaz - 2012-09-04 11:16

    Iam not a bucs fan bt Pirates is too big for palacious, is a fact. He says he dnt play names bt why he bench sekgolela? Isn't that favourism? He have no plan B. As for mr neskeens he is like palacious is tym to go as early as possible

  • sobzinho.madikane - 2012-09-04 11:46

    Yha Guyz, we cannot blame Jali, we have to blame strikes bcz when team z lossing, Midfielders also lose confidence, bt when it wins mid they usually do some funny skills, and hv confidence. and its all abt coach and team and surpporters

  • tshikare.makgoane - 2012-09-05 11:41

    Past reputations don't guarantee a place in the starting eleven of any team and Bafana Bafana is no exception. Only a brave coach can afford to tell it like it is. Bravo Njenje

  • skbel - 2012-09-05 12:06

    onli 1 game n da boy is being attacked .... he is an awsome olayer n players dnt get judged over 1 game .. n as 4 da coach .. u clueless man!!!!

  • sakiemtyali.eric - 2012-09-06 08:04

    Please dont try to destroy this young boy,becuase u re the one who kill our team so pls go back to the development wher your belong before its late.

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