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Andile Jali believes playing in Europe has helped improve his game

Posted: 24 April 2018 Time: 17:30

Midfielder Andile Jali says he was a “cow” when he was at Orlando Pirates, but a lot has changed in his game having spent some time in Europe.

Jali is expected to return to the PSL after parting ways with Belgian outfit KV Oostende, a side he joined from Orlando Pirates back in 2014.

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The hard-working midfielder spent four years at Oostende, making over 100 appearances for the side.

He has expressed a desire to play in the PSL next season and Mamelodi Sundowns are said to be the favourites to land his signature. Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane would love to have the 28-year-old in his engine room for the CAF Champions League, a competition Sundowns take seriously.

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“I have changed a lot – I’m a different player now. I’m no longer the same player I was before in terms of the way I play and my style of play,” he said in the May edition (issue 493) of KICK OFF Magazine.

“Hey, I used to mark a lot at Orlando Pirates – I was a cow at Pirates. I was doing a lot of marking, but now I play football.

“I learnt that it’s important to understand how teammates play. You must understand them and adapt to how they play. When I am here with Bafana Bafana I play differently to when I am with my club team, so it is important to quickly adapt to the way players play in both teams.”

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