Scintillating Jali picks up monthly award


Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali hailed his teammates after picking up the DStv Premiership Player of the Month award for his impressive form this season.

Jali was named as the standout performer for the month of December.

Brazilians co-coaches, Manqoba Mngqith and Rulani Mokwena were also crowned as the DStv Premiership Coach of the Month for the third successive time.

"Ndiyabulela [thank you] for the award," Jali said.

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"First of all, I want to thank my teammates because this doesn't come to me alone.

"It shows that there is something good that we are doing as a team. You can see if they say you are player of the month for December it means we worked hard during December as a team.

“Even though it was tough with back-to-back games but we managed to get the good results because we knew what we wanted even though we didn't get all the things we wanted.

'Mhlekazi’ as Jali is affectionately known has enjoyed an injury-free campaign for the first time since joining the Brazilians with his performances reflect this.

"The medical team has worked hard on my hamstrings," Jali added.

"They have always been encouraging me on what I must do at training, advising me on what exercises I needed to do every day, they also played a big role in the situation I am in now.”

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