Andile Jali Put small Town Matatiele on SA History Book




Andile (Cheese Mnana) Jali Background

Andile Jali Andile Jali  known as (Cheese-Mnana ) was born on 10 April 1990 at Matatiele in KwaZulu Natal Province. He  grew up in small township called Itsokolele whereby he went to nearest school by the name of Khanya Naledi Public Combine School .

He first played at a soccer academy on a development team called (All Stars) for under 15 then moved to Hotspurs F.C. at castle soccer league division.  Cheese-Mnana was well groomed by Salathiso Ntabeni, he was elected as the player of the moment at Hotspurs F.C. Cheese played Hotspurs F.C. for almost 4-5 years. Andile and Tshidiso moerane were the first players to be bought at Castle Soccer League Division; these two players were bought by a team from Vodacom Soccer league division called Matatiele Professionals F.C. The team is owned by Dr Nakedi one of the top doctors in Matatiele who owned a big surgery on the way out to the town to nearest home ground for Leads F.C.

Cheese-Mnana also played on an Easter Tournament against under 18 of Amazulu F.C. whereby he devastated his age group and the coach of Amazulu complained saying that the boy is older than his age group of which he was not. His coach Salathiso Ntabeni produced his birth Certificates to show that the boy was not older than his age group.

He played for Matatiele Professionals coached by Bannyface who was a Nigerian guy and he was the then succeeded by Chippa Molated the soccer legend who was the former Kaizer Chiefs football star. The boy Andile Jali (Cheese-Mnana) joined the basics of football and was nominated as Coca-cola Expo. Cheese-Mnana passed all the prescribed training on soccer Expo and was nominated for the under 20 National Team. Cheese-Mnana was then seen by the talent scouters of Pretoria University  (Mataks).    Pretoria University qualified for Nedbank Cup. It is whereby Andile and Thsidiso met recalling those old days when he used to drive and owned the middle part of ground at Thandanani Stadium.

Andile Jali was then seen by Orlando Pirates talent scouters, where he started drawing history of Matatiele in South Africa. Now Orlando Pirates break all records by being the first team in South Africa by playing all cups finals in one season and wining Absa Premiership . He was also recommended by the South Africa 2010 World Cup coach "Carlos Alberto Parreira" as most talented player South Africa has produced.


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