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
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
"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."