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Clive Barker gives Abia Nale another trial at Maritzburg United

Posted: 5 October 2015 Time: 14:25

New Maritzburg United coach Clive Barker has handed Abia Nale another trial at the club.

Maritzburg decided against signing Nale last month as they prioritised hiring a replacement for sacked coach Mandla Ncikazi.

However, Barker has now requested a second look at Nale, who he previously worked with at Mpumalanga Black Aces.

"I love Nale, he's a terrific player and he can play wide," says Barker.

"He has the ability to put a foot down on the ball and slow it down and quicken in it up.

"I wouldn't mind Nale coming in and playing for us and that will be fantastic."

Nale, affectionately known as the 'Soul Provider', was in the stands when United beat Jomo Cosmos 2-1 in the Telkom Knockout last-16 at Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night.

Barker is currently reliant on the likes of Kurt Lentjies and on-loan midfielder Siyabulela Shai for creativity in the final third.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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