Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali talks about his Bafana exit
Posted: 26 March 2013 Time: 10:01 am
Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali tells KICK OFF he will not be told what to do and that it is not his job to make people understand him.
The 22-year-old has been in the news in recent weeks as Gordon Igesund continues to overlook the player for his Bafana Bafana squad.
Buccaneers fans insist Igesund has a vendetta against the favourite son, while non-Pirates supporters feel he is overrated and has an attitude problem.
But in the latest edition of KICK OFF magazine, Jali says he is just misunderstood.
“People do not understand me – they never will – and it’s not my job to make them understand,” he says.
“I don’t know why, but a lot of people have a problem with me. Most people do not know the real Andile, they just know that I play for Orlando Pirates and because of that they think they know me.
“I will not be told what to do by people who saw me playing at Pirates and then think that they know me.
“They spread rumours that Andile is like this or that. But that doesn’t concern me. Those who know me will tell you what kind of person I am. Those who don’t know me? That is their problem.”
In the article, a number of coaches also give differing opinions about Jali’s attitude, with some suggesting he has a temper problem and is difficult to work with, and others saying he is just has a ‘win-at-all-costs’ mentality which sometimes gets taken the wrong way.
The former AmaTuks star also talks about his Bafana omission, and you can read the full article in the latest edition of KICK OFF magazine (issue 432), on sale now. Or get your DIGITAL COPY right now.