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Jali discovers Europa League opponent but hasn't extended KV Oostende contract yet

18:00 EAT 18/07/2017
Andile Jali KV Oostende
The Bafana Bafana duo, Jali and May Mahlangu will have their work cut out in this season's Uefa Europa League

Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali will travel to Marseille in France with his side KV Oostende for their Europa League third round qualifier.

With the first-leg of the second round clashes already played, the draw for the third round was conducted on Friday. The second-leg of the second round clashes will be completed this week.

At stake is a place in the group stages, and that's what Jali's Belgian side will be looking at achieving, although they will first have to get past the French outfit.

The first-leg takes place on July 27 in Marseille, while the return leg will be in Oostende on August 3.

Meanwhile Jali's agent Mike Makaab has denied earlier reports by the Daily Sun that the midfielder signed a contract extension with Oostende.

Jali has one year left on his contract at the Belgium based club, and his future is still not clear. The Bafana Bafana player was linked with a return to the PSL this season, but indications are that he may be focusing on his career in Europe.

As for May Mahlangu, his Romanian side Dinamo Bucheresti will face La Liga's Athletic Bilbao.

The Romanians will welcome them for the first-leg, before going to Bilbao in the return-leg a week later.

Provided their sides qualify, they will join their fellow countrymen in Bongani Zungu and Thulani Serero who are with Vitoria de Guimaraes and Vitesse respectively in the group stages.