Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali opened up on his recent resurgence following months without getting some game-time on the field.
The 30-year-old midfielder says that his transition was made easy by the environment and his teammates at Sundowns.
The former University of Pretoria and Orlando Pirates midfielder left South Africa in 2014 for KV Oostende in the Belgian Pro League to enjoy a productive several seasons in Europe, before returning to the PSL to join Masandawana in 2018.
The Bafana international has since been in a fine form, helping Downs lift the Telkom Knockout, while they currently fight to defend their league title.
“Having come back home from Europe I always knew it was not going to be easy, but Sundowns made the transition easier because I could feel that I did not come back to just any team but it felt like family, and I had all my brothers around me to assist me settle in,” Jali was quoted on Sundowns official website
“However, with all the talent we have in the squad, making it in the starting line-up was not going to be a walk in the park but my mind was set out for the task.
“Another big task I knew I had was to represent my country. It really feels good to have seen a positive response to my goals I had coming back home.
“But most of all the South African fans were one of the things I was looking forward to seeing again. Hearing them cheer and feeling their passion from the stands.”