Cape Town -
Former Orlando Pirates defender Lucky Lekgwathi has
revealed he has spoken to ex-teammate Andile Jali about his
move to Mamelodi Sundowns and there are no hard feelings.
Pirates during their famous 'double-treble' between 2010 and 2012, with Jali
playing an instrumental role in midfield.
After being linked
with a return to Pirates from KV Oostende, Jali ultimately joined former Bucs
midfield partner Oupa Manyisa at Sundowns earlier this month.
"I and him
(Jali); we spoke, and you know sometimes when someone explains to you, you tend
to understand what the reasons are," Lekgwathi said as quoted by KickOff
give him my full support. I played with Andile; Andile grew up with us because
he came to us when he was a youngster (in 2009), competing with Benson Mhlongo
Sundowns and Pirates
battled it out for the 2017/18 Premiership title, with Masandawana emerging
There is no love lost
between the two clubs, but Lekgwathi wishes Jali the best nevertheless.
"You can see him,
he's a lion. So, at the same time I'm happy for him to go to Sundowns,"
Lekgwathi, who retired in 2016, said of Jali.
"Obviously as a
Buccaneer, we still love, and we care about him."