|Full name||Andile Ernest Jali|
|Date of birth||10 April 1990|
|Place of birth||Matatiele, South Africa|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder,
|Current club||Orlando Pirates|
|South Africa U-20|
|South Africa U-23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
He was a member of the South African squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. In 2010, Jali was named in the preliminary 30-man South African squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but missed out on the 23-man squad because of a mild heart condition which ruled him out of the competition.
Mxhosa, as his teammates refer to him, has made a name for himself since moving from the National First Division side Pretoria University to Soweto giants Orlando Pirates. He has been the subject of favourable comparisons to Benedict Vilakazi - who wore the number 15 jersey before Jali.
Jali was part of the Orlando Pirates squad that made history in South African football by winning three trophies in one season under Dutch coach Ruud Krol. The same team went on to defend two of their trophies won in the previous year and also win another to make it a back to back treble. Jali has established himself as one of the most important players in the Orlando Pirates squad. Partly due to his success with the Soweto side, he has been touted as a future captain of the South African national team (Bafana Bafana). He has also received acclaim for his performances with some analysts claiming he has the potential to make a name for himself in European football.
|1||2011-09-04||Niamey, Niger||Niger||1–2||1–2||2012 African Cup of Nations qualification|
- Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament in Premier Soccer League: 2011
- "World Cup 2010: Benni McCarthy dropped by South Africa". BBC. 1 June 2010.
- Andile Jali at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway Profile
- FIFA Profile
- ESPN Profile
- Young age profile