Mamelodi Sundowns midfielders Sipho Mbule and Andile Jali are allegedly facing discipline issues at the DStv Premiership defending champions. 

According to a report by TimesLIVE, Jali and Mbule reported to work under the influence of alcohol in separate incidents.

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Sources have told the publication that Mbule was sent home from a training session two weeks ago because he arrived apparently inebriated. The 24-year-old has a long history of discipline issues. 


He had a fall-out with former club SuperSport United after an ugly altercation with then coach Kaitano Tembo. Mbule was also dropped from the  SA U/23 side for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to misbehavior. 

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sipho Mbule
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sipho Mbule

He last played for Masandawana during the 3-2 Nedbank Cup last-32 win against Richards Bay FC in February. He was voted man of the match. 

“Unfortunately Sipho [Mbule] is suspended for the next match. So he’s not in contention. But one game at a time and we’ll see how we can go with Sipho leading up to Stellenbosch [Sundowns league away match on Sunday],” coach Rulani Mokwena told the media when asked about Mbule’s whereabouts. 


Jali on the other hand is said to have reported  for work before the team’s departure to Cairo for the CAF Champions League under the influence of alcohol.

The publication has reported that Jali, who is in his last few months of his contract, wants to leave. The 32-year-old is believed to have generated intrest from rivals Kaizer Chiefs. 

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This is allegedly not the first time that Jali is involved in ill-discipline issues. In August 2020, Jali was at loggerheads with former Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane as he reported for their training camp in Rustenburg under the influence of alcohol.

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