Is there a drinking problem at Mamelodi Sundowns?

Andile Jali allegedly reported to Choorkop under the influence of alcohol. Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns stars Andile Jali and Sipho Mbule allegedly attended Chloorkop under the influence of alcohol, according to Times Live.

Sources from the Times stated that the club has been experiencing issues will ill-discipline lately, a statement that raises questions about whether there are more incidents of Jali and Mbule’s nature at Sundowns.

“There have been incidents of ill-discipline recently and this has the potential to disrupt the dressing room. Players behave in an unusual manner for different reasons but ill-discipline is something that is not tolerated at this level,” a source told Timeslive.

With the Brazilians pushing for a treble, that includes the league title, the Nedbank Cup, and the CAFCL, such incidents might disrupt their momentum.

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The fact of the matter is

Rulani Mokwena has been aware of Mbule’s disciplinary issues from his time at SuperSport United.

“But that’s talented human beings, but one of your former colleagues Hosea [Ramphekwa], has a book called Gifted, Hunted and Haunted. I want to get Sipho Mbule that copy because it’s very, very true. The most talented beings you can go to your Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. It’s because you are talented. Sometimes you have so many knives,” Mokwena told the media in January, responding to questions about Mbule’s improved performances.

As for Jali, his contractual situation could be taking a toll on him.

The defensive midfielder is not seeing much game time at Sundowns since Mokwena took over the coaching reigns, while at the same time Downs are taking forever to make a decision on his future.

Jali is a footballer, he wants to play, and the fact that there are teams who are interested in his services while he is kicking his heels on the bench at Downs, should be frustrating.

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In a nutshell

Mamelodi Sundowns management will have to deal with these alleged incidents with due diligence or we might see their rise to the pinnacle of African football coming to an abrupt halt.