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Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Barker: Nale will come right

Posted: 6 October 2014 Time: 13:37

Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker says Abia Nale is nowhere near his best form after missing pre-season with the club.

READ: Barker praise for De Sa

Nale impressed on loan at Aces last term, but the midfielder's drawn out move from Kaizer Chiefs - which was completed in August - has disrupted his progress.

“We got it wrong with him... at the beginning of the season he didn’t train with the team for pre-season because of that he has the lost the ability to attack and pass people, but he’ll come right,” Barker tells

“He is nowhere to the player he was last season at this stage.”

Nale, nevertheless, has been captaining AmaZayoni in the absence of Eddie Ngalo. Barker explains why he handed the role to the 28-year-old.

“It was a tough situation because Eddie didn’t play in the past two games and because of that we moved with Abia.

“In the last four games we won two and draw games and we haven’t lost until today [against Ajax Cape Town in the Telkom Knockout on Sunday] after five matches. So I think we let it go because of the success.”

Barker's men next face Moroka Swallows in the Absa Premiership at Dobsonville Stadium on October 18.

Article by: Christopher Maqashu

Livefyre comments on this story...

Bhambatha (Ndunus are naive...)
posted: 2014-10-06 12:03:08

This guy was destroyed by VV"Svunguvungu"

posted: 2014-10-06 12:05:42

VV wonke lona mxm,, The soul Provider,, eChloorkop bakwazi kahle


Papa Hloni
posted: 2014-10-06 12:26:30

That day u cried when VV shouted you,that was the day I saw that u lack mental strenghth.

posted: 2014-10-06 12:35:34

Come on guys, this was never destroyed by anyone, udom n lazy nje...... if he is gud de vv incident is not appropriate here

posted: 2014-10-06 13:57:38

Aces will beat that ordinary team from dobsonville

posted: 2014-10-06 16:49:21

I am heartbroken not to see Abia being part and parcel of our current winning team at the same time happy that he is playing regularly.  Good luck Nale we will always love you boy.  From number last Chiefs support down in Cape Town

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