The player has since stopped attending training sessions after the incident, which occurred before the team departed for their 2-2 draw against Al Ahly in the Caf Champions League group stage.
Jali is said to be frustrated with the club’s reluctance to release him from the remaining months of his contract, so he can join Kaizer Chiefs, who have expressed interest in signing him.
In a separate report by TimesLive, Jali is alleged to have come to training under the influence of alcohol, and it has been claimed that Sipho Mbule also faced disciplinary action after coming to training while drunk two weeks prior.
“There have been incidents of ill-discipline recently, and this has the potential to disrupt the dressing room,” an unnamed source told TimesLive. “Players behave in an unusual manner for different reasons, but ill-discipline is something that is not tolerated at this level.”
In addition to these issues, another unnamed player was suspended after testing positive for recreational drug use, as reported by The South African.
These incidents have raised concerns among Mamelodi Sundowns’ management and supporters, as the club strives to maintain high standards both on and off the pitch. They will need to take swift and appropriate action to address these concerns and restore stability to the team.