‘Signing AJ Would Be Suicidal’

Outgoing Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali.
Outgoing Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali.

The latest transfer news on Andile Jali and Orlando Pirates has drawn some comments from Soccer Laduma readers. 

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Soccer Laduma's daily readers and commenters continue to react to the latest news.

Stories on Thabiso Monyane giving Relebohile Ratomo some advice and Andile Jali's agent confirming that he'll meet with Downs soon has enticed SL readers to comment. 

Read: Monyane: Ratomo Should Remain Grounded

Let's take a closer look at what they had to say... 


Orlando Pirates' 17-year-old star Relebohile Ratomo has enjoyed a strong start to life as a first team baller at the Buccaneers, after being promoted from the club's youth structures this season.

Ratomo's teammate, Thabiso Monyane, has urged the youngster to remain grounded and humble and is lucky to have people around him at the club who will help him to do so.

Ratomo bagged a goal in Pirates' 4-0 win over AmaZulu in their last league game of the season and will hope to have an impact in tomorrow's Nedbank Cup final against Sekhukhune United.

Here's how the readers reacted to the "Monyane: Ratomo Should Remain Grounded" story:

"I like the boy Ratomo, what a player. He will grow with coach Riveiro," says arriejacobs89.

"What a gem of a player! I really like the fact that his passes are forward passes (not the sideway passes done by Makaringe) and he does not unnecessarily hold onto the ball like Ndlondlo. I hope the coaches don't change him," says msanisto.

"He must also focus on his school work n don't associate with bad friends," says mzizimike25.

"And he also must stay away from women and alcohol," responds raditselalouis. 

Read: Confirmed! Meeting For Jali's Exit Next Week

Agent Mike Makaab has confirmed that he's set to meet with Mamelodi Sundowns to finalise Andile Jali's exit. 

Jali's contract is meant to expire in June, but his exit will be earlier than that so he can start the process of finding a new club. Clubs such as Stellenbosch and AmaZulu are said to interested in the 33-year-old. 

The former Pirates baller has not been in Chloorkop since March, following reports of him allegedly arriving to training under the influence of alcohol. 

Here's how the readers reacted to the "Confirmed! Meeting For Jali's Exit Next Week" story: 

"They will blame themselves about this man. You can't let Jali  go just like that," says mar.

"Jali is human so it's not like he's perfect, Neymar and Messi do drink alcohol the media that side is not like the SA media. Here, our media destroys our players. The fact is, Sundowns missed Jali so the pride of Rulani Mokwena cost Sundowns a Champions league trophy," says kimusibeko.

"He once was a dream player with Pirates just like Erasmus. Come back home to Orlando. Follow Erasmus, Orlando is a happy home joh... Chaine; Maela, Sibisi, Xoki; Monyane, Hotto; Jali, Timm; Saleng, Erasmus, Lorch....joh joh joh what a starting 11," says arriejacobs89. 

"Junior Khanye was right about one thing, he says Chiefs must swallow their pride and sign Jali. We need a player like him. I know that he is old but I think he can still play one or two seasons before he calls it a day.

By that time, while he's still playing, he will be grooming the young players. Sundowns did not make it to the final because they needed a player like him but I am not there. Mr. Chairman, please sign Jali he will make a big change in our team. Khosi for life," mlekeleli.

"He stands no chance at Chiefs. They liked Dumisani Zuma but couldn't stomach his off-the-field antics. There is no way they can sign another Jabu Pule. With a number of youngsters being promoted into the first team, signing AJ would be suicidal," says siyaz.

"And he will also have to take a salary cut wherever he goes," says @ThizaK.

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