Jali: I would never have joined Downs

Orlando Pirates

‘AJ15’ moved to Oostende on January 26, ending talk that he would be leaving Orlando Pirates for Chloorkop.

KICK OFF caught up with Jali while on holiday, and he insists he would never join Sundowns, or Kaizer Chiefs for that matter.

“If I didn’t sign in Belgium, I was still going to play for Pirates. Money is not everything in life – happiness comes first. I would have chosen happiness. I was happy to continue playing for Pirates,” he says in the latest issue of KICK OFF Magazine.

Jali goes on to say he will never return to play in the PSL, adding: “I will not come back to play in South Africa. I want to retire in Europe.

“I will never play for Chiefs. I will not choose to play for Sundowns. If there was any chance of playing in South Africa again, I will definitely choose Pirates.”

To read the full, in-depth interview with Jali, where he also talks about South African fans and their booing habits, living in Belgium and his future with Bafana, get the latest edition of KICK OFF magazine, on sale now. Or buy your DIGITAL COPY right now!