Andile Jali Biography: Age, Education, Family, Career, Wife, Controversy, Cars

Mzansi's footballer who keeps making the nation proud.

By  | Apr 11, 2020, 02:39 PM

Andile Ernest Jali is one of the celebrated Mamelodi Sundowns footballers in the Premier Soccer League as well as in the national football team for South Africa. He is best known as Mhlekazi among his teammates. 

Andile chose a career in football and with that he has won the heart of many coaches and he has been privileged to play for different clubs whilst gaining more experience along the way. 

Here's a little more you may need to know about Mzansi's soccer star.

Andile Jali Age


His date of birth is on 10 April 1990. Andile was born in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. He is soon going to be 30 years old.
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Andile Jali Family


Andile Jali is from the Xhosa tribe. His father's is Skhumbuzo Jali. 

Andile Jali Career


It seems Andile has always had a passion for football. His career kicked off in 2007 and what followed next was seeing him work hard on the field. Andile started his career at the National First Division side at Pretoria University. Later in 2009, he moved to the Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates.

In 2009, he made it in the South African team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. He nearly missed out on the 23-man squad following a mild heart condition in 2010 after he made it in the preliminary 30-man South African squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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He was really doing well with career in football. In 2010, the midfielder was nominated for the 2010 SAFA Youth Footballer of the Year award alongside Ajax Cape Town’s Thulani Serero and Ramahlwe Mphahlele of Moroka Swallows.

In 2011, he got the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament in The Premier Soccer League. Fast forward to 2014, Jali signed for K.V Oostende, a Belgian Pro League team. This is where he played a remarkable role in guiding Oostende to the 5th position in the Belgian Pro League in the 2015/16 season.

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In 2015, Jali was called upon when the African Cup of Nations was to be held. This granted him the opportunity to play in competitive games against Senegal, Ghana, and Algeria.

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Andile Jali Wife


Andile Jali is married to Nonhle Ndala (who's now Nonhle Jali). She is a reality show star and fitness trainer. Since they got married, their union has been blessed with a daughter who came in 2005 and another set of twins that were welcomed in June 2017.

Despite what people have to say about Andile Jali and Nonhle Jali's relationship these two make a beautiful family.


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The twins even have an Instagram account.

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Andile Jali Controversy


Andile Jali has often made the headlines and mostly not the for the right reasons. Jali has been making headlines for being a family man whose focus has been on building his family, but it seems like his actions, many a times, led him to spend  nights away from his family. He had the law flash a red card at him.

In 2018, Andile was arrested for driving under the influence. To make matters worse he was 15 times over the legal limit. However, he was later on released on R1 000 bail.

The Jali's marriage has been rocked by rumours of infidelity in recent months. In 2019 it was suggested that Andile had stepped out on his wife and gotten another woman pregnant, and for a brief moment it looked as if their marriage might be over, but they remained strong.

Andile Jali found himself in hot water yet again. He was arrested due to a domestic violence incident between him and his wife Nonhle at their private residence. Soon the whole incident took a turn of events where Nonhle Jali accussed Andile of chocking her. Andile was then charged with assault and malicious damage to property. Because of this, he then filed a counter-assault charge against Nonhle stating that she had allegedly assaulted him. It didn't take long for Andile to drop the charges against his wife.

Recently things got really messy in the Jali family yet again where Nonhle got dragged by Andile's baby mama. Talk about drama on another level.

Apparently Nonhle had a message for her husband's admirers who thought could take a chance of sliding into Andile's DMs, but it seemed like she poked the bear right where it lives with rant on Instagram. She clearly picked on the wrong people to mess with and Dipuo wasted no time and gave a scathing response. Although Nonhle later on gave an apology, she was pretty late in doing that. Read the rest of story here

Andile Jali Car


Anyone close to Andile can testify to his love for fast cars. The former Oostende player has a Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0l Trailhawk Dsl 4x4 that is worth about R1 million. As if that is all, he possesses another ride which he uses to cruise around and that is a BMW 1 Series 118i 5-door M Sport.


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Andile is so famous that he even had Top Billing explore Belgium with him and see him work his magic on the field. Watch the video below.

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And let's just say Nonhle and Andile built themselves their own little heaven on earth, a home fit for them and their kids.

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South Africa is proud to have Andile Jali as one of the players on its national team. Nonhle knows how to balance being a wife to the nation's footballer and being a mom as well.

Every time he steps onto the playing field, he's raising SA's flag high. 


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