Absa Premiership

Jali close to signing for a club, says agent

2018-05-24 19:31
BUSY: Andile Jali while training with Bafana a few days ago. (Sydney Mahlangu, BackpagePix)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali should be revealing his next club by the end of the week, according to his agent.

Jali's future has been the cause of much speculation after he parted ways with Belgium club KV Oostende last month and revealed that he plans to return to the Absa Premiership, where he was such a hit with Orlando Pirates after having been signed from AmaTuks.

Reports have linked with a return to one of the traditional giants of the PSL - Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, although most of the talk has appeared little more than speculation.

But according to the 28-year-old's agent, Mike Makaab, there are offers on the table and a decision will be made soon.

"The truth of the matter it is that there are two clubs interested in Andile. Both of them are good offers, career-wise and financially, if you consider that we are in South Africa," Makaab told IOL website.

"In the next 48 to 72 hours, Andile will make the decision. Our objective is to ensure that Andile finds a new club before the end of the month.

"He has to start his programme for the new team," he added.

Makaab, who also revealed that five PSL clubs had been interested in Jali, explained the factors that his client will be weighing up:

"Andile wants to join a team that will make him happy, win trophies and compete in CAF competitions. He wants to join a club where he is going to enjoy longevity," he said.

"These are all the things that he needed to take into consideration. I won't make a decision for Andile, but he will make the decision for himself.

"He has two incredible offers. I know I have to disappoint one club and make another one happy - I'm brave though, I have been in this business for a while now."

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