Chiefs said to be in talks with Sundowns midfielder
Sundowns are yet to offer the midfielder a contract extension as his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Andile Jali of Mamelodi Sundowns is said to be in talks with Kaizer Chiefs over a potential move to Naturena. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Word reaching the Mgosi Squad has suggested that Kaizer Chiefs are in talks with Andile Jali, who is in his final months at Mamelodi Sundowns.
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The defending DStv Premiership champions are yet to offer Jali a contract extension as his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Phakaaathi has been tipped off that Jali is not against the idea of joining Chiefs, but would want to use his favourite squad number, 15, which he dons at Sundowns.
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The 32-year-old used the same number at Orlando Pirates and at Belgian side KV Oostende and in most of his Bafana Bafana appearances. However, Chiefs retired their No 15 jersey in honour of club legend Doctor Khumalo.
“For some it might seem as just a squad number, but these kinds of things have sentimental value for players. If Chiefs are serious about Jali, they will have to bend over backwards for him and give him the No 15 jersey, otherwise they can forget about having him in their team,” said a source close to Jali.