Jali: Nothing is going to be easy

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  • Post published:July 16, 2023

Moroka Swallows midfielder Andile Jali admits that “nothing is going to be easy” but is willing to put in the work to help the club succeed during the 2023/24 season.

The 33-year-old has been without a team since he left the Brazilians, where he only played 15 games last season across all competitions.

Jali has been linked to a number of teams, including Orlando Pirates, AmaZulu, Royal AM, Stellenbosch FC, and Wydad Casablanca, but he chose to sign a two-year deal with the Dube Birds instead.

The midfielder has played for AmaTuks, Orlando Pirates, KV Oostende, and most recently Sundowns, so he has a lot of experience.

Jali has played in 398 games in all competitions over the course of his career. He has scored 17 goals and registered 16 goals.

Seven league titles, three MTN8 trophies, two Telkom Knockout Cups, two Carling Black Label Cups, and one Nedbank Cup trophy are among the 15 trophies he has won.

Jali has now insisted that he is relishing the chance to redeem himself and hit the ground running at his new club.

“I would like to thank everyone behind the scenes who pushed to bring me here at Moroka Swallows,” Jali told the club’s media team.

“I am at another big club that is on a journey of rebuilding, so I am very delighted to be here and be part of his big club. Nothing is going to be easy, I just must work hard to make the coach’s job easy, because if I don’t do that, someone else will.

“The fact that he is my former coach and we have a good personal relationship does not matter at this point, we are both here to work.”