Jali & Many­isa to break Bucs hearts?

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A few years ago, you would not have bet­ted on Andile Jali and Oupa Many­isa pulling the strings in the heart of mid­field for Mamelodi Sun­downs, or­ches­trat­ing the down­fall of Or­lando Pi­rates. It’s a strange re­al­ity in the un­pre­dictable game of foot­ball – the stocky duo will likely line up against their for­mer team at Lof­tus Vers­feld on Satur­day af­ter­noon, and it re­mains to be seen what kind of re­cep­tion they will re­ceive from the Buc­ca­neers faith­ful. This is more so with Jali than with Many­isa, as the lat­ter has played against Pi­rates a cou­ple of times since mak­ing the switch to Chloorkop at the be­gin­ning of last sea­son, while this will be Jali’s first time com­ing up against the side where he made a name for him­self. The Soweto gi­ants’ fans’ hearts were left bro­ken when the Matatiele­born player chose Sun­downs over Pi­rates in June, when he de­cided on re­turn­ing from Europe. This is a mid­field part­ner­ship that brought so much de­light to Bucs fans, right up un­til it was dis­man­tled when Jali moved over­seas and Many­isa, it was ar­gued, was never re­ally the same af­ter that. On Satur­day, the two mid­field dy­namos will seek to break Pi­rates’ hearts… just one more time.

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