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Bafana Bafana midfielder Jali set for KV Oostende exit

13:20 SAST 2017/05/16
Andile Jali in action for Oostende
Jali featured 14 times in all competitions this season, and Tountouris feels it's time for the player to move where he will be valued more

Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali is set to leave KV Oostende ahead of the start of next season, according to his agent Pashalis Tountouris. 

Tountouris admitted that Jali, who has featured sparingly since recovering from a long-term injury in October, had a difficult season. 

He feels the player is 'underestimated and undervalued' at the Belgian outfit, and therefore a move away from the club could be the only solution. 

Tountouris further revealed that the 27-year-old still has a year left on his current deal with Oostende, but he doesn't think that alone would stop Jali from moving where he will play regularly again.   

“He has had a difficult season and is underestimated and undervalued,” Tountouris was quoted as saying by Belgian website Voetbalnieuws .

“However, Oostende took the option until mid-2018. Jali misses the game because he played little, but you see in the recent play-off matches that he has many qualities. We think it’s time to move on and we are working on a solution,” he confirmed. 

Tountouris poured cold water on reports that Jali could be returning to South Africa in the near future.  

“Return to South Africa? Those rumours do not have to be believed because he is only 27 years old and has many great years ahead,” Tountouris concluded.