Andile Jali Biography
Andile Jali whose real name is Andile Ernest Jali was born on 10th April 1990 in Matatiele, Eastern Cape South Africa. He is a South African footballer who plays for K.V. Oostende in the Belgian Pro League and South Africa international side.
Andile Jali Career
He started at the National First Division side Pretoria University and moved to Soweto giants Orlando Pirates in 2009. He was part of the Orlando Pirates squad that made history in South African football by winning three trophies in one season under Dutch coach Ruud Krol. The same team went on to defend two of their trophies won in the previous year and also win another to make it a back to back treble.
He was a member of the South African squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
In 2010, Jali was named in the preliminary 30-man South African squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but missed out on the 23-man squad because of a mild heart condition which ruled him out of the competition.
In January 2014, Jali signed for Belgian Pro League team K.V. Oostende. During his second his in 2015/16 season, Jali was impressive helping guide Oostende to a 5th place finish in the Belgian Pro League.
Andile Jali Age
He was born on 10th April 1990.
Andile Jali Wife
Andile Jali is married to a fitness trainer and reality show star, Nonhle Ndala. They were blessed with a daughter in 2005 and in June 2017 they were blessed with twins.
Andile Jali Salary
Information about his earnings is been updated.
Andile Jali Transfer News
Jali has been flirting with a return to the Sea Robbers on social media, but his agent reveals only a big money offer would see him leave Oostende as he’s still contracted to them.
“Jali is an Oostende player. They have an option to renew his contract when it comes to an end. Any team that wants him would have to pay if they are willing to sign him,” Makaab told the Isolezwe newspaper.
“At this stage, no South African team has inquired about Jali. Even in Europe it still quiet,” he said.
Andile Jali Latest News
Andile Jali should come back to Orlando Pirates, says former captain Lucky Lekgwathi. The Buccaneers legend wants his former teammate to re-join the club having already announced that he’s coming back to the PSL next season Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi has expressed his desire to see former star Andile Jali return to the club.
Jali most recently confirmed that he will be heading back to South Africa at the end of the current campaign after spending almost five years in Belgium’s top division playing for KV Oostende.
Prior to the 27-year-old’s confirmation, reports in the media linked the tough-tackling midfielder consistently with both Mamelodi Sundowns and the Buccaneers seen as his most likely destinations.
Nonetheless, with speculation regarding his next destination gaining momentum, a former teammate of Jali and a household name at the Soweto giants believes that Pirates will be a perfect fit for Jali should he choose to re-join them.
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“It’s obvious for me. He has done well in his time in Belgium and I think he can fit well into the Pirates’ system like he did before,” Lekgwathi said on SABC Sport show Sport@10.
“He should come back home and would love to see his combination with the likes of Xola Mlambo and Musa Nyatama,” he added.
“I know Jali very well because I played with him and he is a fighter and we need such players to fight for trophies,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, Pirates have certainly put their demons behind them this season as they are firmly in contention for the PSL title alongside log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
“They are hungry. The coach coached me before in his first spell at Pirates and he makes a happy camp that wants to win,” he said.
“The attitude has changed. Look at a player like Happy Jele, he was relegated to the bench, but has fought his way back into the team and he is doing well,” he explained.
“It’s the same with Mpho Makola. Both players have been regulars at the club over the years and sometimes they tend to be in the comfort zone, but that changes immediately when a new coach comes in. Pirates have been a different team this season,” Lekgwathi concluded.