Avril Phali

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Avril Phali
Personal information
Full name Avril Thabang Mateu Phali [1]
Date of birth (1978-08-17) 17 August 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Vereeniging, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Jomo Cosmos (goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
Sebokeng Black Rhinos
Vaal Ambassadors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2006 Jomo Cosmos ? (?)
2006–2007 Orlando Pirates ? (?)
2007–2012 Jomo Cosmos ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Avril Phali (born 17 August 1978) is a South African professional footballer who plays for Jomo Cosmos, as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Phali has played for Sebokeng Black Rhinos, Vaal Ambassadors, Jomo Cosmos and Orlando Pirates.[2][3] After Cosmos were relegated from the Premier Soccer League in the 2009–10 season, Phali announced he would remain with the club.[4] The next season, Phali won the National First Division title with the Cosmos.[5] In July 2011, Jomo Sono announced that he wanted Phali to become the Cosmos' goalkeeping coach after he retired.[6]

International career[edit]

Phali was called up to the 2006 African Cup of Nations but did not make his senior debut.


  1. ^ "Profile". Citypress. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Premier Soccer League. 
  3. ^ "Profile". ABSA Premiership. 
  4. ^ Ernest Fakude (17 March 2010). "Phali will go down with Cosmos". Kickoff.com. 
  5. ^ "Profile". Soccerway. 
  6. ^ Mthulisi Sibanda (11 July 2011). "Sono, Phali face new roles at Cosmos". Kickoff.com.