Fans of the soccer star have applauded him for taking a stand against the “pressure” to speak English while overseas.
Soccer player Andile Jali has been hailed for staying true to his roots, after a video of him doing an interview in Zulu and Xhosa in Belgium emerged on social media.
In the widely shared video clip Andile could be seen listening attentively to an interviewer who asked his questions in English, to which he responded in Zulu.
Andile Jali is a Legend for answering questions in Zulu in Belgium 😁 be like Andile Jali pic.twitter.com/ONZPtJ99OM
— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) October 12, 2017
Twitter users expressed their pride through a string of comments and memes that have flooded the social media platform:
The real MVP pic.twitter.com/hNcXCRacnc
— The Juice (@LondaNtuli) October 12, 2017
— Ntlokwan'banzana🇿🇦 (@Dimbaz_Mdlane) October 12, 2017
Intentional soccer soccer players soccer players do soccer players do this all the time. Kudos to him. pic.twitter.com/QFSfLbwA1t
— Mlungu (@GMolahloe) October 12, 2017
He even says "Ilentuza"
Issa savage pic.twitter.com/DuhCkHpTJc
— I don't know why I (@Timeless_365) October 13, 2017
Let me fix this 😕u don't know if he's speaking Zulu or Bhaca or Hlubi or Xhosa .etc
But he is Nguni Anyways pic.twitter.com/obWGl1gqpD
— l Follow Back (@beylakingluba) October 12, 2017
Everything starts with "No…."😌😌 pic.twitter.com/wORyqrs4El
— 🇿🇦 Inno Matsemela® (@innocent_lesiba) October 12, 2017