Absa Premiership

'Rama' hopes Jali comes to Kaizer Chiefs

2018-05-29 21:01
Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele is hopeful the club can land the signature of free agent Andile Jali, who he left KV Oostende in April. 

The Bafana Bafana midfielder departed his Belgian side on a free after reportedly agreeing to terminate his deal early. The player had spent a three-and-a-half year period abroad with De Kustboys in West Flanders. 

Nonetheless, speculation has been hotting up about who he may join in the Premiership with Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza having confirmed talks were held with the 28-year-old. 

In addition, Mamelodi Sundowns and Chiefs are also said to have expressed an interest in his services. As such, Mphahlele is hoping the Glamour Boys land his signature. 

He told Kickoff: "It’s no secret, Jali is a great player. If the management can manage to bring him to Naturena then it would be great. 

"Obviously, it’s for ‘Steak’ [Bobby Motaung] and them to work on the move, but he’s a great player and he’s welcome at the club. 

"Football is about competition and we would really, really appreciate someone like him if he were to come. 

"His character is amazing - on the pitch he is something else. I know sometimes off-the-pitch he gets funny, but on the pitch you can rely on him in terms of marking, playing and scoring goals. 

"I’ve been with him since Under-20 and, look, it would be nice if he comes to Chiefs. He’s a great player and he will obviously come and add value to the team. Like it’s important if you bring a player to Kaizer Chiefs, he must add value."

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