Mamelodi Sundowns won five out of seven league matches in December. This helped midfielder Andile Jali claim the player of the month award for the month.
“Firstly, I want to thank my teammates because this award is not only for me, but it goes to show that the whole team is performing well.” Jali told the media after claiming the award.
“This [award] means that in December we worked really hard even though our games were difficult and congested, we managed to achieve our goals as a team though it wasn’t everything that we wanted.”
“It was tough going into back-to-back encounters, but as a team we managed to recover well knowing that every two days there is a game to be played.
“We showed professionalism and discipline as players to help the coaches do less in instilling discipline. We knew what had to be done from the beginning of that month, the coaches made it clear that it was our turn to entertain the supporters and not for them to entertain us.
“Our focus was on entertaining the fans.” He spoke.
The Brazilians have resumed training as domestic football will commence in February, after AFCON. Andile Jali Wins DSTV Premiership December Player of the Month!