Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Rulani Mokwena says he wouldn't believe on the off chance that the media don't start to examine Brazilians midfield supervisor Andile Jali as the "footballer of the period up to this point" soon.
Jali's imperious structure saw him named DStv Premiership player of the month for December, a month where four-time progressive heroes Downs entered the Christmas and Africa Cup of Nations break with a noteworthy lead.
Such structure additionally saw Brazilians co-mentors Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi named mentors of the month.
Mokwena was gotten some information about Jali's shimmering exhibitions in 2021-2022. The 31-year-old ex Bafana worldwide said on accepting his month to month prize that a significant part of the credit ought to go to Downs' clinical group for keeping the injury-inclined player on the field.
"Congrats to 'AJ'. I believe it's merited," Mokwena said.
"At the point when players or mentors get individual honors it's an impression of the whole gathering. In any case, AJ has been incredible.
"His consistency, his capacity to play with similar commitment and connection according to a mental viewpoint even after great exhibitions has been outstanding.
"Giving exhibitions where you get a normal rating of eight or nine out of 10 for each match this season is presumably the most troublesome thing to do in football.
"He should be commended for the difficult work. The commitments of the molding and clinical office can't be disregarded on the grounds that they have been awesome for every one of the players.
"What's significant is that we keep on working along these lines. Furthermore on the off chance that you do, perhaps the discussion will begin.
"Since I'm astounded, with AJ's exhibitions, with 'Mshishi's' [Themba Zwane] consistency and exhibitions, we haven't begun the discussion on the footballer of the period.
"So ideally since AJ has won footballer of the month, and which is all well and good, and with the man-of-the-match grants he's chalked up and consistency of the exhibitions, possibly in the media we can begin the discussion of: Is Andile Jali the footballer of the period up until this point?
"I wouldn't believe on the off chance that we don't begin that discussion."
Previous Orlando Pirates star Jali got back to the Premiership with Sundowns in April 2018 having been out of agreement with Belgian group KV Oostende. At first battling with wellness, he has worked himself back into actual shape and structure, his capacity to direct have from focal midfield a vital impact in Downs' proceeded with homegrown predominance this mission.
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