Kaizer Chiefs are not interested in signing Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali, according to the club’s sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr.
Jali, whose contract with Sundowns is set to expire in June, has been continuously linked with Amakhosi, but Motaung Jr says Chiefs are not after the services of the 33-year-old defensive midfielder.
“Andile Jali is a great player and he was a player we were interested in when he came back from Europe but the linking part now is where the confusion is. In football things happen and at the time he went to Sundowns and that’s now history,” said Motaung Jr during a conversation with Thabiso Mosia on Radio 2000.
Meanwhile, Motaung Jr also explained why the club also opted against Kamhelo Mokotjo. The experienced midfielder made a return to South Africa after 14 years abroad where he had stints with Feyenoord, Twente, and Brentford among other teams. He eventually joined Sekhukhune United after initial talks with Chiefs.
He (Kamhelo Mokotjo) is a great player just like Andile Jali but it was never a player that we wanted. Coaches have their reasons and it’s our goal to help them reach their targets,” explained Motaung.
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