- Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele is excited by the possibility of his club signing Bafana Bafana star Andile Jali
- Jali is currently without a contract after returning from Belgium and is reportedly in talks with Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns
- Mphahlele said Jali would bring extra value to the team, which is one of the criteria of being signed by Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Bafana Bafana star Andile Jali at club level. Mphahlele said all the players at the club would welcome Jali if he signed for Chiefs.
Jali is currently without a contract after being released early from his Belgian side. The Bafana Bafana star is understood to be in talks with Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and his former side Orlando Pirates.
Jali has been coy about his future plans, but Pirates Chairman Irvin Khoza confirmed yesterday that the club had made Jali an offer and was waiting for his response.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mphahlele who has played alongside Jali since their junior days said the striker would bring added value to Kaizer Chiefs, which is one of the criteria the club’s management look at before signing new players.
“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,” he said.
Mphahlele told KickOff.co.za:“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.
Mphahlele noted that it was up to the management team to make the move happen, but he said Jali would be welcomed by the current crop of players.
He said any team could do with a player of Jali’s talent.
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