Andile Jali available for the MTN 8 final, confirm Orlando Pirates

The 23-year-old Jali was initially ruled out for six months, but further tests have revealed that his shoulder is fine and he can continue playing


By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates PRO Mickey Modisane has confirmed to Goal that midfielder Andile Jali is available for selection for their MTN 8 final against Platinum Stars on Saturday night.

Jali was initially ruled out for six months, but the 23-year-old Bafana midfielder requested a second opinion which gave him the green light, and Modisane explained that the swelling on Jali’s shoulder lead to the initial results.

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“Andile Jali is available for selection against Platinum Stars. The previous scan results were wrong, because of the swelling that was on Andile’s shoulder, but he has been cleared off any injury from the scan that was done yesterday [Thursday],” Modisane told Goal.

According to Modisane, Jali started training with his teammates on Thursday. He said it is up to coach Roger de Sa to include him in the starting line-up.

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“He’s currently working on his fitness. He trained with the team yesterday and he will train again today. So, as Orlando Pirates we can confirm that he will be available and it is now up to the coach to decide,” he said.

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