Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is
hopeful that Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali can remain as committed
in the Absa Premiership as he was in Europe.
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Jali returned to the PSL with Sundowns
recently after leaving Belgium's KV Oostende in Europe, signing a five-year
deal to play for the Pitso Mosimane-coached outfit.
Nonetheless, Baxter, who was recently in
charge when Bafana won the plate final in the COSAFA Cup, takes the view that
the 28-year-old should avoid making the mistake of complacency.
"When players come
back from abroad‚ there are two scenarios," Baxter told reporters.
"One is they come back, and they show
everybody in South Africa why they were one of the players playing abroad.
"Or they come back, and they think
that the South African league is not good enough for them.
"I'm hoping that Andile will come back
and show everybody why he was abroad with his attitude and his contribution to
the league here."
The box-to-box midfielder left Orlando
Pirates in 2014 to join Oostende, where he was largely a regular during his
time at the club.
However, he will play his trade for the
Brazilians in 2018/19 and beyond.