Mamelodi Sundowns’ Andile Jali Makes History As the Only Player to Win 4 Domestic Trebles in South Africa

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Andile Jali Makes History As the Only Player to Win 4 Domestic Trebles in South Africa

  • Andile Jali continues to prove why he's one of the best South African footballers with impressive performances
  • Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali has achieved 4 domestic trebles, the only player in the country to do so
  • Andile Jali has won the treble twice with Orlando Pirates and now twice with Mamelodi Sundowns

There’s no denying that Andile Jali is one of the best footballers in South Africa.

The 32-year-old Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is continuing to produce impressive performances with the Brazilians and make history.

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Andile Jali is the only player in South Africa who has achieved the treble four times, with both Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @_Richard92/ @andilejali870
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Jali added to his legend with another piece of history yesterday as he helped Mamelodi Sundowns to a domestic treble.

Only Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have won a treble in the Premier Soccer League era. Pirates achieved the double treble in 2010/11 and 2011/12 while Sundowns did it in 2019/20 and then again this season.

Jali is the only player, though, in South African football history, to be involved in all four trebles. Jali was a part of the legendary Pirates team and now is part of the equally legendary Mamelodi Sundowns side.

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Jali’s impressive season hasn’t been defined by the treble alone. The midfielder has also been nominated in five categories in the Premier Soccer League’s annual awards.

Jali was nominated for the: MTN8-Last Man Standing, Nedbank Cup-Player of the tournament, DSTV Premiership-Midfielder of the season, Players Player of the season and Footballer of the Season, SABC News reported.

Despite his amazing season, Jali has still been admitted from the Bafana squad. Hugo Broos has remained adamant that he does not have to pick the Mamelodi Sundowns player for the national team, Sowetan LIVE reported.

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South African national team coach, Hugo Broos, announced his final 23-man squad to take on Morocco, but once again, many aren’t happy.

Critics have questioned his decisions to omit certain players from the squad, including the likes of Andile Jali and Themba Zwane.

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Many fans have since asked if Broos has a problem with Mamelodi Sundowns’ players because he often omits them from his team. Jali’s omission itself has come as quite a surprise as the Masandawana midfielder earned himself five nominations in the Premier Soccer League’s awards for his performances this season.

Hugo Broos is unimpressed with Royal AM's Victor Letsoalo despite Shauwn Mkhize's R20 million price tag on the player

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has found himself having to defend his squad selection for the AFCON qualifier against Morocco in June.

Broos announced his final 23-man squad, but many have criticised his decision to leave out key names.

One such player who hasn’t made the squad despite his goalscoring form this season is Royal AM’s Victor Letsoalo. Letsoalo has scored 15 goals so far this season and is the second-highest scorer in the DStv Premiership.