Pirates' Jali oozes confidence

2012-03-16 11:54

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali says he is confident of wrenching the three points away from Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

The Buccaneers' central midfielder will return to action for the Soweto derby this weekend after he was forced to sit out Pirates' demoralising 3-0 loss to strugglers Santos in midweek.

That result saw the Sea Robbers remain below Chiefs in the standings, although only goal difference separates the juggernauts of South African football.

"A derby for me is more than just the 22 players in the field - it is about the whole country, so I'm ready to do everything I can to win this one for all the Pirates fans," Jali told

"Forget about the loss to Santos, because this is a different ball game this time. We want to win and we will win.

"People are talking a lot about us losing to Santos, but they forget that we lost 3-0 to Ajax Cape Town last season and everyone wrote us off but we went on to win the league. So what I'm trying to say is whoever is writing us off ahead of the derby is doing so at their own peril.

"We know what's at stake for this match," Jali concluded.


  • Meshack Letswalo - 2012-03-16 16:58

    Players must learn to read and comprehend. Pirates won the league because Chiefs beat Ajax 4-0, it wasn't out of your genius master stroke Andile. But it's understandable when media outlets expect a Gr 10 dropout to provide a quotable byline for their story.

      Bambanani - 2012-03-19 12:59

      dont be stupid meshack,pirates won the league because they were best lastyear,chiefs won against ajax not for pirates but for themselves,

  • tumelo.theka - 2012-03-17 08:50

    Don't be over excited Jali, anything might happen, when you play against the Kings of football(Kaizer Chiefs ) you should maybe mind your language a little bit, Kaizer Chiefs is anti-Pirates and is the medicine for Pirates, today's derby is gonna be approached differently this time and you will not get a chance to entertain yourself in the middle of the park, Chiefs will win by 2 goals to 1 today.....

  • Su - 2012-03-17 10:59

    Jali is known for getting yellow cards. Today will tell. Rise my Amakhosi Rise!! Today is ours.

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