Absa Premiership

Baxter urges Jali to maintain form in PSL

2018-06-14 09:31
Andile Jali (Gallo Images)

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.

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