DEAL DONE: Andile Jali joins Mamelodi Sundowns

Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali has signed with Mamelodi Sundowns on a free transfer from K.V. Oostende, the Premier Soccer League champions said on Friday.

“Andile Jali is relieved to have finally put pen-to-paper to sign a five-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns and end the speculations that surrounded his next destination,” said a statement.

“The Brazilians beat strong competition to land the signature of the sought-after Bafana Bafana midfielder. Jali joins an already strong midfield that bulldozed their way past their opponents to land a record eighth league title in the Premier Soccer League era.

“Sundowns were swift to strengthen that department with the aim of retaining the league next season and once again be crowned African champions by going all the way in the Caf Champions League this year.

“Jali brings a wealth of experience having travelled the length and breadth of the continent with Bafana Bafana and even reaching the final of the 2013 Caf Champions League at his previous club.

“The 28-year-old spent four years in Belgium with KV Oostende before returning to the country to link up with coach Pitso Mosimane whom he worked with at Bafana Bafana.”