Andile Jali Becomes the First Player to Win Four Trebles in the PSL at Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns

Andile Jali Becomes the First Player to Win Four Trebles in the PSL at Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns

Keba Mothoagae
  • Andile Jali will go down as one of the most decorated footballers in the history of South African history
  • Jali recently became the only player to win four Trebles, two with Orlando Pirates and two with Mamelodi Sundowns
  • His efforts in the 2021/22 campaign saw him sweep awards at the Premier Soccer League end-of-season awards

The 2021/22 season was the year of Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali.

The 32-year-old former Bafana Bafana midfielder was once again part of a Treble-winning campaign with Masandawana.

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Andile Jali is the only player in the history of the game locally to win the Treble four times.
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As reported by iDiski Times, Jali was instrumental in Orlando Pirates' consecutive Treble seasons of 2011 and 2012. He then became the first player in the history of the South African football to win a third (2020) and fourth (2022) Treble with Sundowns.

At the PSL Awards in May, Jali was named the DStv Premiership Midfielder of the Season, the MTN 8 Last Man Standing and Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament, as per the PSL's website.

Speaking on the club's website about this unprecedented success he said:

“I am very excited to be recognized for my determination and passion for the team. These awards would not have been made possible without my teammates and the coaching crew. We fought gallantly across every competition we participated in and I am proud to be part of another historic season with Sundowns.
“At a club like Sundowns, you must be ready to compete for trophies at the highest level,” he continued. Therefore, it is critical to build one’s fitness because of the number of games the team plays every season. I am glad that I was able to stay strong and competitive throughout the campaign.”

Mamelodi Sundowns chairperson Thlopie Motsepe states that the club is the most successful team of the PSL era

Mamelodi Sundowns chairperson Thlopie Motsepe says that the club will be remembered as the most successful club of the Premier Soccer League era.

As reported by Sports Brief, since 1996 when the league began, Masandawana have won the league title a record 12 times in 26 seasons. This includes winning it five times in a row since 2018.

When it comes to league titles, it is hard to dispute with Motsepe's assertion.