Andile Jali

Andile Jali

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Born: 10/3/90 in Matatiele
Nationality: South Africa South Africa

Position: Midfielder
Club: KV Oostende (Belgium)
Previous clubs: Matatiele Professionals, University of Pretoria, Orlando Pirates

Jali joined Orlando Pirates from University of Pretoria, the same club that produced Lerato Chabangu and Bongani Khumalo.

He represented South Africa at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, and made his Bafana debut against Zimbabwe in January 2010. Jali was named in the preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup, but a mild heart condition ruled him out of the tournament.

He scored his first international goal in a 2-1 loss away to Niger in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in 2011.

'Gatuso' is known for his fiery personality on the pitch, and for his partnership with Oupa Manyisa in the Bucs' midfield was instrumental to the club's back-to-back trebles.

In January 2014 he finally got his overseas move, joining Belgian strugglers KV Oostende.